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Hermes by Praxiteles

Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
+30 2624 022517
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A must see in the museum

A very good impression of the crafmanship of the old Greeks. An amazing level of perfection and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terborg, The Netherlands

The Hermes statue is so perfect that I don't think there is enough words to describe it. It's been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Warsaw, Poland
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Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
+30 2624 022517
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very good impression of the crafmanship of the old Greeks. An amazing level of perfection and beauty.

Thank arnoudj44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hermes statue is so perfect that I don't think there is enough words to describe it. It's been an inspiration to nearly all renaissance artists! It is perfect and you need to see it with your own eyes! I never thought I am going...More

Thank Macio77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a must see object in the olympia museum, that demonstrates the high artistic skill of the ancient civilization. to get such a perfect artistic sculpture, with the tools existing in the ancient era is an achievement of greatness of the spirit inspiration and...More

1  Thank nathan l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into Ancient Greek history, look no further. There are a lot of ancient statues here in this modern museum, some complete, others not but worth a visit. There is not a cafe here, only vending machines, but there are cafes a short...More

1  Thank S G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Hermes of Praxitelis is the most famous statue in the museum of Ancient Olympia. The statue was discovered in the temple of Hera in 1877 by German excavators. The statue shows Hermes to hold in his arms the young God Dionysus. It's really hard...More

Thank arcas2017
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Part of the temple pediment, this statue is incredible but cannot be interpreted without reference to what is going on in the rest of the statues that make up the composite.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The artistc style of Hermes has not been duplicated. It is a miracle. Seeing this is a once in a lifetime experience. It is an original. Not a Roman copu. Seeing this gives the tourist of the unique enlightenment of Praxiteles, who lived to work.

1  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is well run and easy to navigate round. We came here on our own tour so the leader took us round the key areas to look at and discuss, we found this very useful as it seems there was a lot to look...More

Thank ghockley1981
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The marble statue of a naked Hermes and the baby Dionysus resting on his arm stands on a pedestal in the middle of a room in the Olympia Archaeological Museum. This white shiny sculpture is contrasted successfully against a black wall used as its backdrop....More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This amazing sculpture is a highlight of the visit. Be sure and wander back to the room housing this exhibit since it isn't in the fore front of the museum. Be sure and walk completely around the statue. Lighting makes it hard to take a...More

Thank Charles C
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18 July 2015|
Response from Kostas D | Reviewed this property |
Hello Tel 2624022517 In summer open all days from 0800 to 20.00