Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia, Olympia

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Discover the beginnings of Western culture at Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia, built to house the constant stream of artifacts from ancient Olympia and located just across from an archeological site. The museum houses the Nike of Paeonius, depicted on the 2004 Summer Olympic medals; visit the statue and wonder at her flowing skirt and proud body. The arms and wings exist in pieces, but even the ruins serve as an impressive example of Greek artistry. Other artifacts range from the Archaic to the Roman period with terracotta, bronze, and sculptures. Consider combining the museum with a tour of the archeological site. Put Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia at the forefront of your travel plans using our Olympia vacation generator.
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  • The Museum is not very large (just 12 rooms) but it must be visited both because it contains interesting pieces (and even masterpieces like the Hermes with Dionysus in arm) is because it allows you to get an idea of the splendour of Olympia before time, the destruction, the Quake and looting would reduce the area in the State today. The entrance fee is included in the entrance fee to the ruins. Guests at least 45 minutes for a visit just enough.
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  • The statues taken from the Archaelogical site are displayed here and very well laid out. Bronze work, tools, vases and painted pottery - something for everyone. The story of the pediments is worth rea...  more »
  • This is another "must see" place to visit while in Greece. It is absolutely well preserved (despite the fire that was so close to it)! Interesting and educational.  more »