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Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia

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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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed this museum, even though neither my husband nor I are particularly interested in sport. The displays were terrific, with lots of good information that gave a good cultural perspecti...  more »
  • The history on how this place got started BC was a truly amazing story. They endured a lot to be great historians. The stores and houses where they lived. Unbelievable! Wow! A must see in Greece. We w...  more »
  • Here again, awesome place, full of history. A MUST see for all History teachers!!! There's so much to see, understand and admire. Would love to go back!  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great museum. Must see!
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  • Incredible. All that is inside the Museum are genuine and the actual findings.
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  • Superb perfectly preserved works
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