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Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece

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Amazing Museum

It worth doing this visit with a tour guide as they explain the really interesting points in detail and share stories that you wouldn't otherwise hear. The model of Ancient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It worth doing this visit with a tour guide as they explain the really interesting points in detail and share stories that you wouldn't otherwise hear. The model of Ancient Olympia is amazing and the statues are all in incredible condition. worth going!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Do not miss this museum. It is a short walk from an ancient site close by and close to fairly priced cafes and souvenir shops. In this museum, everything is well preserved. There is marble upon marble sculptures of Ancient Greek mythology and ancient artefacts which were found around olympus! Although it's a small museum, it's a great one!

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited this as part of our tour of Ancient Olympus and were not disappointed. The statues are preserved and arranged in extraordinary attention to detail. The lighting design is simply awesome and allows you to take excellent photos of the artefacts (provided you respect the simple rules of no flash photography and no selfies/ shots with people in etc.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The works of Praxiteles influenced Greek and Roman sculptors through the ages and it is easy to see why when examining the sculpture of Hermes. Take your time examining every bit of this beautiful piece. It is worth the time you devote.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I visited the city of Olympia on a guided tour from our cruise ship and on the tour we visited the statue of Hermes. This truly is a piece of real artwork and is amazing at how perfectly preserved this masterpiece is. Make sure to walk around the entire piece and see the skills of those that... More 

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Athens, Greece
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The highlight of Olympia’s Archaiological Museum is this amazing statue by Praxiteles. A reason to travel there.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

For another time we admired the art of our Ancient predecessors,it's fantastic seeing Hermes from different optical views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the most stunning sculpture I have seen, so well-displayed and lit, and unbelievable that it was created more than 300 years BC. Visited Michelangelo's David a few days later, and amazingly it seemed like a newer and less impressive pastiche.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are no words to describe the most beautiful statue ever created. Modern lighting and the new building of the museum really contribute to the breathtaking result.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stunning masterpiece - cant imagine how Praxiteles could have sculpted such beauty with the limited tools at his disposal.

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