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Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia

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Address: Southern end of main road Olympia Greece, Olympia, Greece
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Historical depiction of area using artifacts and statues found. Well organized sections of the different eras and displays.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Historical depiction of area using artifacts and statues found. Well organized sections of the different eras and displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Olympia was a religious shrine uniting all the Greek tribes. The stadium. The temple of Zeus, The Phlippeion give the tourist an insight into Greek culture. The Greeks built their religious temple to be better than their own homes, a place to be admired. Sandstone with shells were part of the temple columns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the museum, we were advised to see the museum before the archeological site as there is a 3D model of the site so you can visualise different buildings while walking around, good advice. There is so much to see and it is really well laid out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience. You need a good half day to see this place, and another half day to spend outside on the historic site. These exhibitions are of irreplaceable treasures that you read about in art history text books. Do not miss this site. From a ship, you can EASILY take a bus from outside the terminal, don't panic. Don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good stop after the site! Small, easy to digest and included in your admission price to the site. FYI, if you walk past the museum there is a short cut over a bridge back to modern city Olympia that takes you over a small bridge and back into the heart of the tiny downtown for a beer, gyro or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

As an archaeologist from the other side of the world, I loved this place! Very peaceful and quiet set in a lovely olive grove a short walk from the Olympic site. Chock full of incredible finds, treasures and statuary. The staff are knowledgable and friendly with excellent English, which is a help, seeing as I don't speak Greek. A great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A Sign on the path to the Olympic stadium described the “Bases of Zanes (4th – 1st century B.C.). The Zanes (plural form of the name Zeus) were bronze statues of Zeus placed on the sixteen survived bases. They were erected with the fines imposed on athletes who had committed the offence of cheating. The inscriptions on the bases named... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a really interesting museum and should not be missed. Our kids really enjoyed checking out each exhibit and reading the info that pertained to each case. Not really overwhelming in size ( as I feel the National Archeological Museum/Athens is) and more inviting to the average visitor. So glad we were not on a "timed group tour"....thus we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is not big, but contains many statues of the ancient Olympia city. Who likes the greek history will love it. The entrance can be also in the archeological city of olympia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The museum is collocated with Ancient Olympia. It provides a excellent history and insight to artifacts found at the site during excavation. The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important museums in Greece. The building includes exhibition rooms, auxiliary spaces and storerooms. The vestibule and twelve exhibition rooms contain objects excavated in the Altis. The auxiliary spaces... More 

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