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Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2624 022517
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This amazing sculpture is a highlight of the visit. Be sure and wander back to the room housing this exhibit since it isn't in the fore front of the museum. Be sure and walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The marble statue of a naked Hermes and the baby Dionysus resting on his arm stands on a pedestal in the middle of a room in the Olympia Archaeological Museum. This white shiny sculpture is contrasted successfully against a black wall used as its backdrop. The statue is lovely to look at even though Hermes has lost an arm in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This amazing sculpture is a highlight of the visit. Be sure and wander back to the room housing this exhibit since it isn't in the fore front of the museum. Be sure and walk completely around the statue. Lighting makes it hard to take a good picture without a flash. Our guide shared the complete story of the relationship between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Located inside the archaeological museum at ancient olympia. Beautiful work, hard to take your eyes off it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is just one of the statues in the Archaeological Museum and whilst I'm not a huge fan of this kind of art, it is very impressive particularly given its age and history. Plus there is lots more in the museum to see so the museum is a must visit and you can't really miss this statue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Definitely worth a visit to see this which is in the museum. There are lots more of the sculptures to see too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Absolutely stunning sculpture that can be viewed from all angles! Viewers are not allowed to pose in front for photos, so the viewers move along quickly for everyone to appreciate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes 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. You can walk around this sculpture and admire every details of this art. It stand on an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The statue is beautiful, and where it is placed, from different angles around his body, he has different facial expressions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Part of the museum the presentation is superb great for history and art lovers sit and admire the true beauty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This statue by Praxiteles of the god Hermes holding an infant Dionysos is one of the most beautiful depictions of the male form that was made in ancient Greece - though there is some discussion that this statue may be a Roman copy of Praxiteles's original; however, copy or not, it is still exquisite, and beautifully lit and displayed in... More 

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