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Museum of the Olympic Games

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Address: Olympia, Greece

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You cannot afford to miss this historic site,its a once in a lifetime experience

Please do not hesitate to make the journey whatever the temperature.When we visited it was 35 Celsius. My children aged 14years-21 years accompanied me and enjoyed every second.We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please do not hesitate to make the journey whatever the temperature.When we visited it was 35 Celsius. My children aged 14years-21 years accompanied me and enjoyed every second.We all had a run on the historic track,there were hundreds of visitors present and all appeared to enjoy every aspect.It really is not to be missed.You are absorbing histroy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A ton of history and artifacts regarding the games around pre-Greece the preceded the Olympic Games (such as the Minoan Games) and the Olympic Games themselves. Incredible that the Olympic Games were uninterrupted for more than 1.100 years.

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Ghent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum really lacks in sports spirit in images, displays,... There are some unique items like discuses. The museum has not the top quality of the other museum. Both museums and entry to old Olympia are included in one 12 euro ticket. It's not a museum not to be missed.

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Thank Mark_Daemen
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must for history and sports lovers walk where it all began from temples to stadium it has it all highly recommended

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Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The collection here, of artifacts discovered in the sanctuary of Olympia, whose treasuries housed the offerings made from Greek and other states for more than a millennium, is world class, some of the most important finds being: the pediments of the temple of Zeus, which contained the statue of a seated Olympian Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum was really interesting. The exhibits and background had explanations in different languages and it was very informative.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It was very interesting to see the sports equipment that was used almost 3,000 years ago. Well worth a visit while you are visiting the ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Don’t miss this small museum even if you’re tired after visiting the site, in fact I’d recommend visiting here first. Located near the car park overlooking the path to the main site. It tells the history of the Olympic Games using information boards and artefacts. The 1st Olympiad was in 776BC and a chronological table shows the introduction of different... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The fact that the aircondition wasn't efficient it made us leave very fast and not really see everything. I was expecting more pictures

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We strongly recommend this delightful and apparently often overlooked museum. The crowds all go to the main museum on the main site, leaving this one to be savoured at leisure. It has well-written plaques describing the history of the site and of the games, and more then enough artifacts to bring the story to life.

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