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

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

One of the perfect sculptures in the whole world, maybe the unique for its ideal analogies of male naked body. Go round to watch it with difirent points of view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of the most amazing statues I have ever seen in Greece! The expression on Hermes' face is beyond description. Photos don't do it any justice either!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I visited these yesterday with my wife and 3 children, 10yrs, 9yrs and 2yrs, and I must admit this place has made a lasting impression on me. So well looked after by the tour guide Joanna, who was unbelievable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Definitely the highlight of Olympia’s Archaeological Museum and almost a reason in its own right to visit Olympia. The statue is set in its own section of the museum, with space enough around to stand and admire. Take your time to appreciate what an extraordinary work of art it is.

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

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