Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia

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  • August 16, 2017
    Not to be missed. Interesting outdoor area archaeological museums included. Not to be missed
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  • August 12, 2017
    This museum reveals so much Ancient history that its hard to take in the scale of time that you are looking back to. It is extremely informative about the birth and expansion of Ancient Olympia as wel...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It is a pity that this museum is a bit underrated by tourists that visit Olympia too fast not dedicating the time it deserves. The Museum of the history of the Olympic Games shows archeological finds (very interesting) as sculptures, ceramics and mosaics which in most cases were nothing but tributes to athletes and sporting activities. Do not take more than an hour of your time and you should start here, among other things, this was the former home of the archaeological museum, the visit to Olympia and then moved to the Museum site. Open on Mondays from 10 to 17, other days from 8 to 15, entrance €2.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Great idea to go here before seeing the archeological site - it's well laid out with lots of interesting objects and just the right amount of info, and it provides a good backgrounder on how the site was used, allowing you to reimagine how things were when you visit the site.
  • May 28, 2017
    Great museum. Must see!
  • April 23, 2017
    best!
  • May 10, 2017
    Incredible. All that is inside the Museum are genuine and the actual findings.
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  • March 26, 2017
    Superb perfectly preserved works
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Despite its small size, Olympia features a lively main street lined by hotels offering comfortable rooms and quick access to one of Greece's most popular archaeological sites. If you don't mind driving to Olympia's famous ruins, explore the area's seaside hotels, where spacious rooms come with access to fine restaurants, fitness facilities, spa treatments, private beaches, and outdoor swimming pools. You can also visit the ancient sites from a budget-friendly hotel in Pyrgos, a lively town just northwest of Olympia.
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