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Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
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Statue by famed artist Praxiteles--glorious detail of the human form. Be sure to see this when visiting the archaeological museum at ancient Olympia

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Statue by famed artist Praxiteles--glorious detail of the human form. Be sure to see this when visiting the archaeological museum at ancient Olympia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Ancient Olympia Archaeological Museum held a lot of interesting artifacts and statues, including the Hermes by Praxiteles. It also contained friezes from the Temple of Zeus nearby at site of the ancient Olympics, the statue of Winged Victory (Nike), and ancient war helmets, among many other items displayed. The museum also holds a useful display depicting the buildings of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The statue is the prize exhibit at the Archaeological Museum in Olympia. It portrays Hermes with the infant Dionysos by Praxiteles, one of the great sculptors of his time. Beautiful to see, do go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great Museum, entrance included on your tickets to Olympia. Some fantastic carvings, statues and finds from the Olympia site. Nice and cool too!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Even if I do not consider myself as a status expert, I found it amazing enough, and proud to be Greek

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Pretty standard museum after seeing a few around Greece but you walk into the room with Hermes and it is just magic!

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The statues found from ancient Olympia, quite impressive but in a way a bit disturbing as they are missing a lot of parts. The complete ones are stunning! You might want to go with a guide to get some stories and explanations.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

People tend to gather around most of the statues and it is hard to see when there are many tourists. The morning times seem to be best since as soon as noon time came along, lots of tour groups showed up.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The statue reconstruction is amazing and the artifacts among the best in any museum. If you go to the Olympic site don't pass on the museum it is impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very interesting part of the trip to Olympia. Stop in while looking at the other parts of what makes up the historic grounds.

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