Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia

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Discover the beginnings of Western culture at Archaeological Museum of 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 of Olympia and other Olympia attractions into our Olympia trip website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful a must see if you are visiting Olympia..walkable distance Lots of cultural history and figures depucted 
    Beautiful a must see if you are visiting Olympia..walkable distance Lots of cultural history and figures depucted  more »
  • A small museum with carefully curated artifacts stunningly presented! Worth the visit after viewing the archaeological site. 
    A small museum with carefully curated artifacts stunningly presented! Worth the visit after viewing the archaeological site.  more »
  • We were absolutely amazed by the statues and the exhebition of bronze items which is the largest in the whole world! "Niki' (Victory), Hermes of Praxitelis, and a great number of statues from the... 
    We were absolutely amazed by the statues and the exhebition of bronze items which is the largest in the whole world! "Niki' (Victory), Hermes of Praxitelis, and a great number of statues from the...  more »
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  • The Olympia museum is a spectacular addition and must see when visiting the Olympia ruins. It contains several items that were found at the site and displays them in an easy to visualize way with great contextualization.
  • Fabulous, restoration so far is amazing. The museum has welcome air conditioning after our tour and a quick cafe with cold drinks and delectables.
  • Collection is incredible. Some of the most impressive bronze relics in the world. It’s worth a visit to be in the presence of these artifacts. That said, if you are a serious museum goer, avoid the middle of the day as loads of noisy tour busses unload their flocks. Private tours with loud guides further disrupt the learning experience. Halls are made of marble and the sound echoes: Makes it hard to concentrate on the reading. Best to visit early or late when the crowds subside.
  • This is a small museum, but so amazing. The museum's collection shows the Greek style and then the transition to the Roman style. A few of the pieces reminded me of what you would see in the Louvre. If you enjoy the Renaissance period, you can see original pieces that were created about 2,000 years earlier. I had a tour guide so that really enhanced my experience.
  • I am usually not interested in museums, but this one got my attention. The sculptures and the details of the clothing! You look at a sculpture that looks like it is dressed, but then you realise that everything is carved from stone. Trully amazing.

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