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Museum of the Olympic Games

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Address: Olympia, Greece

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I especially enjoyed the displays of the various OLYMPIC TORCHES. Studying the progression of torch design and engineering was enjoyable. I love history and love the olympics... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I especially enjoyed the displays of the various OLYMPIC TORCHES. Studying the progression of torch design and engineering was enjoyable. I love history and love the olympics so I did enjoy our time at the museum.

Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

You cannot miss this museum if you visit Olympia. It is just amazing...inside and out. Wonderfully air-conditioned...thankfully as it was 105 degrees that day. This museum's exhibits offers a truly accurate and vivid explanation and history of the Ancient Olympics. Easy to navigate and not overwhelming as well as helpful docents...who really made the experience of taking in this museum... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Beautiful museum, Lots of history and lots to see. Items are labeled in Greek and English. We were their early morning and off season. You could take your time and look at the displays and were able to hear the guide. i can see where, in season, it would be difficult to hear the guide and enjoy this museum.

Thank Charles G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We spent most of the morning at ancient Olympia and came to the museum in the afternoon. We had had an excellent guide at the site of the original games so the museum stop added a look at some artifacts that now had significance for us. Items are well labelled so a guide was not really necessary for an overview... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you go to ancient Olympia, you must also see the museum. The artifacts they have recovered are positively amazing.

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited this place on a organised day trip whilst on holiday, this place is fantastic place to visit, it is on the main land of Greece, this is where the Greek people first held the Olympic games, they trained all their Atheletes here and consequently they still light the Olympic torch here to this day. Went to the museum first... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This museum provided an excellent chronology of the ancient Olympic games as well as of the types of performances which were involved. It also explained that the athletes' performances were in the nude and women were banned from watching the games. If a woman was caught observing the performances, she was thrown to her death from the side of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed reading about the history of the Olympic games as well as the history of the land and its rulers. The museum has pieces of art, weaponry, pottery, jewelry and more.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great museum to visit before exploring the the Olympic site. We had a guided tour, but on your own is fine as well. There are lots of explanations in English.

Thank Rimma S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The location and labels are excellent and you can see the progress being made and the discoveries. Unfortunately, our tour was rushed and there were a lot of questions left in answered. Not to mention any time you tried to stand on anything (even though it wasn't topped off) you got yelled at.

Thank Melinda B

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