This museum holds many of the statues excavated at the Olympia site. The marbles from the pediments of Zeus' temple are breathtaking in detail and scale. Equally impressive: Nike and Hermes. Don't forget to look at the painted parts of the facades to see what they looked like back in the day. It would not have been the same without our guide Niki. She gave us the background and oriented us so that we knew the significance of the pieces in the museum. Please take a guide, there is no audio tour available and you really miss the impact without hearing all the stories. Niki, from Olympia Day Tours is inexpensive and worth every penny.
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