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Hermes by Praxiteles

Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Olympia
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Ankeny, Iowa
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225 reviews 225 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Preston,Lancs.
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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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited Olympia on a guided tour and when we stood infront of this Breathtaking piece of sculptured art it took our breath away. You can walk up to and around the Hermes giving you a perspective of the sheer skills of the masons back in the day when everything was done by hand. You need to see it to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Incredible beauty which has thankfully been preserved for nearly 25 centuries. The illustration here is of the monument to Philip of Macedon and is not the Hermes.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

deservedly famous. polished marble, naked, need I say more. Eptiome of Greek scultpure and restored pretty well

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This masterpiece of sculpture, which is exposed almost undamaged, is top notch!! You might think that Michelangelo's David is a copy of this Hermes, but that is not possible, because Hermes was revealed at the end of the 19th century. Gaze and amaze!

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