Archaeological museum of Olympia

All the important finds from the excavations are exhibited in the Olympia museum. The  structure comprises a large rectangular colonnaded atrium that covers 3.500 sqm. The exhibition extends to all twelve rooms of the building and it is divided by topic and  chronologically. It houses some of the most unbelievable sculptures such… Read more

Archaeological site of Olympia

Olympia the birthplace of the Olympics  was a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus. The sanctuary was surrounded by an enclosure separating the temples and other religious buildings from the non religious ones. While few restoration have been carried out on some major structures  the scenery remains aweinspiring Read more

Museum of history of the games

This neoclassical building it was the first museum ever built near an archaeological site in order to house the findings of the sacred precinct of the Altis. The design was by the german architects F. Adler and W. Dorpfeld who were leading the excavations. All  the project was funded by Andeas Sygros, between 1885 – 1888 » Read more

Modern Olympic games museum

In this small museum there is a collection of artifacts from the modern Olympics, including the silk-lined box in which they transported Pierre de Coubertin’s heart to be buried in Olympia in 1939. There are alot of photographs and documents from the revival and a nice summery of each host city for all of the. » Read more

Pier de Coubertin’s Monument

Pier, Baron de Coubertin, was the founder of the International Olympic Committee.  He is considered father of the modern Olympic games, beginning with the summer Olympics in Athens, Greece in 1896, and the 1900 games in Paris.  Since then the Games have been held every four years in  … Read more