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  • Hours: Sun-Mon: 9am-4pm; Tues-Sat: 8am-6pm (last entry 15 minutes prior to closing)
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Peloponnese ATTRACTIONS See all

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

The site of the Ancient Olympic Games in Olympia in the Peloponnese was lost to time and earthquake until 1875 when excavation began to uncover the ancient stadium (which could seat 20,000), the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera (where the Olympic Flame is still lit from the sun), and many other important buildings.

Today they are only ruins, foundations and columns mainly but still of great interest and one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece.

Adjoining the site is the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, which contains some of Greece's most valuable historic artifacts found in the Altis or sanctuary to Zeus. The museum is famous for its sculpture collection including Nike who was said to come down from the sky to hand a palm leaf to the victors. The large terracotta collection is also renowned and this modern museum is a great way to get a feel for how it was to be at those ancient games.

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3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Athens, null
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3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 212 Reviews

Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day tour of Greece from Athens! Traveling with a knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $387.25
7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia, Athens, Multi-day Tours
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7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Take a seven-day tour of the essential sites of classical Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki and Lefkadia. You'll visit famous archaeological ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $1,140.47
Classical Greece: 3-days tour from Athens, Athens, Multi-day Tours
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Classical Greece: 3-days tour from Athens

Discover the major attractions of ancient Greece in just three days with this classical tour departing from Athens. This tour offers everything ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $386.13
Ancient Olympia Full-Day Excursion from Patras, Peloponnese, Multi-day Tours
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Ancient Olympia Full-Day Excursion from Patras

This Ancient Olympia private excursion explores sites from the past. Capacity is suitable for up to 8 people in a luxury mini van.

Location: Patras, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $307.78

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