Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia

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  • Only 7 athletic events in these Olympics - held every 4 years, just as in modern times. We were fortunate to have the Olympic Stadium to experience with only about 30 people. During the summer, it is ...  more »
  • They have a great display. Very informative without being boring. The displays were really cool and they had a lot of artifacts that were different from most of the museums in Greece that we have been...  more »
  • A Museum at the former: there is a model of what was to be the site on different dates, statues, pottery, objects found on the site in relation to games. It should make an effort of modernity! Attention to 3 pm everything is closed!
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  • The atmosphere is so soothing. You walk slowly towards the museum and see it emerge through the green veil of all the trees and nature. Up on this hill, you look down and around and feel free; this is what the gods must have felt like. Inside, there's this very beautiful airy space, designed to take advantage of as much natural light as possible. Very detailed models of ancient Olympia are right in the entrance for you to admire. You can then enjoy all the exhibits and stroll around in the museum until you're ready to go out and be one with nature once again.
  • I enjoyed my visit. The information int he plaques were well organised to match each exhibit. He place was clean, quiet and the staff were quite helpful with answers for Amy additional questions I had.
  • Very small and not worth it. You end up only reading the numerous info plates and walking out.
  • Come to this museum first (this one closes first), then to the other one included in the ticket, then to the archeological site. This museum has the most information about the sporting aspect of Olympia.
  • 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.

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