Well organised modern museum. Surprised at how little information about place of games in ancient Greek culture.
When visiting the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia be sure and visit the Archaeological Museum. In fact, we enjoyed visiting the museum first. Then as we toured the archaeological site we could better appreciate how it originally looked. Do not miss the statue of Hermes which is in a back corner room to the right. Buy a joint ticket at... More
Understanding how the Olympics movement works was fasinating and mystical to see how many centurys ago and the same traditions are carried on... VIP lodging areas with upgraded ammenities, bath houses underground to keep waters warm. Stadiums and competition areas all in a surrounding zone. Some original artifacts give a feeling of how amazing the work that was accomplished was... More
I've been to most archaeological museum in Greek major sites, and I believe this one is the second biggest museum among them. It's worth seeing.
Impressive room explaining how enormous the Temple of Zeus was. Amazing statues from the façade. The top of the visit is perhaps to admire the white statue of Apollo and the model of male beauty at that time. Curious is the child on Apollo's arm...
This museum was really great. They take great care of everything they have found in the old Olympic Complex. Everything is marked really well so you know what you are looking at as well. You also get a great since of the scale of the buildings. Especially the temple of Zeus because they have some of the statues that were... More
This was really good to see and if you are headed to Olympia, go to this museum. It's only 4 stars compared to some of the other museums around Greece and Europe. There are some incredible things to see though, so don't miss it if you're headed here.
You will appreciate the ancient site so much more if you take your time in this wonderful museum. Museum ticket can be combined with admission to the ancient site if you go to the museum and get both tickets there. The combined ticket available at the site is for a different museum which we did not visit. The Archeological Museum... More
It brings back to life the glory of the Olympia site. It is very well organized and in a way that everybody understands how these marvels were situated on the actual site and how marvelours it all looked 2000 years ago
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