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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  • Very nice village, small but very beautiful. Amazing Museum and archeological site. I'm sure everyone would love it.
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  • The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important of Greece. It presents the long historical evolution of one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity dedicated to Zeus and was t...  more »
  • We got intot he museum before other people showed up and had it to ourselves for maybe a half and hour. It was nice to view things without having to fight crowds. There is a lot to see and read about ...  more »
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  • Easily one of the most interesting museum I have ever been to. A great variety of ancient artifacts, statues, and much more. Great information as well. Highly recommend you set some time aside to learn about the ancient ruins.
  • Save this for last after you wander the grounds. Excellant and informative displays. Gets crowded. Be prepared for a lot of hiking.
  • Wonderful ancient artifacts. Nice descriptions next to each exhibit. A must see!
  • This is a cute museum and outdoor mashup. Get there by 2pm to have time before it closes to see everything. Everything is fairly walkable but there is a 5 minute walk from the archeological site to the museum so be aware. We didn't make it to the Olympics museum. The archeological museum is very well done with a ton of examples of various tools and sculptures. Only €12 /person for tickets for each museum and the site.
  • Very quiet museum as museums should be. It's full of history and information, statues and relics. The cost of admission includes access to the ruins of Olympus and is approximately 12 euros. There are handicap accessible restrooms as well as a place to change babies. Gift shops with food and drink are just a short walk away. The prices are not inflated.
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