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

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Breathless!!! Must Visit

This is the museum of the ancient archeological site in old Olympia Just a short skip off the main roadway to either Athens or the other way down to Kalamata The statue is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is the museum of the ancient archeological site in old Olympia Just a short skip off the main roadway to either Athens or the other way down to Kalamata The statue is amazingly in great shape considering its age As one previous reviewer put it, the Hermes statue is up there with the MichaelAngelo art!!!!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amazing Statue, It is amazing how something as old as, dated about C 330BC, this could have been done with so much detail and finesse. This is a stunning statue and would have to be regarded as being up there with Michelangelos 'David' in Florence.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great site to visit with rich collection of antiques. It is well located close to market area and archaeological sanctuary. It offers good history.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

According to the guide, the pose in which Hermes is in is very graceful. If you supposedly drew a line from his right shoulder to navel to hip to knee it gives you a reverse S and he rests his weight on one leg. And for some reason the front of Hermes is smooth and polish while the back is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stunning statue..a Masterpiece!!!!In the Ancient Archaeological Museum of Olympia.Not to be missed.Located in a separate room on its own.It is dated to ca. 330 B.C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

it is in The Archaeological Museum of Olympia. This is one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes, as Pausanias informs us, is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos. Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height. It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C. Do not missed!... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Again, this place is not to be missed! Lots of original pieces and tells a lot of the history behind the actual olympic games. This piece in particular is in a separate room and almost intact!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stunning statue which captures the nature of the athletic body as idolized by the ancient Greeks. Rivals Michelangelo's David in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The guidebooks are not in agreement on whether or not the Hermes is by Praxiteles, but for me, it doesn't really matter. This statue is so arresting you will not regret allowing extra time to see it. You have probably seen photos and reproductions of it already, but as other reviewers have said, the real thing is incredible, from every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The sculptures here are just breath taking. You cannot describe them with the detail and pictures really don't do them justice. Don't miss this!

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Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  West Greece  >  Elis Region  >  Olympia

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