All 5 Olympia Sightseeing

Here are all the Olympia sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Olympia, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.

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Location: Ancient Olympia

The Museum of the History of the Olympic Games is housed in the old archaeological museum in Ancient Olympia. It houses findings from the entire area that are related to the ancient games.

Archaeological Museum
Location: Ancient Olympia
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Considered among the best museums in Greece, the Archaeological Museum hosts findings from the ancient site and from other excavations in the area. Well labeled and with many rooms, the most famous exhibits of the museum are the statues of Hermes of Praxiteles and of Nike Paionios.

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This is the stadium where most Olympic Games used to take place in the antiquity. The racetrack is over 200 meters long and nearly 30 to 34 meters wide.

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Located close to the stadium, the Temple of Zeus was built in the 5th century BC by a local architect. The temple was made of limestone and marble. Historical records narrate that a giant golden statue of Zeus was found inside this temple.

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One of the oldest temples in Greece, this temple to goddess Hera was constructed in the 7th century BC according to the Dorian style. Today this is the altar where the Olympic glame is lit before the games.

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Ancient Olympia, 2005.
Stone columns at Olympia
The Herain, early sixth century BC, August 2011
Reconstructed column at the Temple of Zeus, August 2011
Stoa, August 2011
Philippeion, fourth century BC, August 2011