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A few moments alone in the ruins of Ancient Olympia—like those of Philippeion—will make any visitor feel like a champion.
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Archaeological Site of Olympia, Greece

Olympia, Greece
Olympia was the birthplace of the most famous and important sporting event in the ancient world. The Olympic Games took place here every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD. The site was also a place of worship dedicated to the Greek god Zeus from about the 10th century BC. Here you will find incredible sculptures such as the decoration of the temple of Zeus, as well as the famous Hermes of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.

Archaeological Site of Olympia, Greece


*Summer: *
From 19/09/2017
Daily 08:00- 19.00
Starting in October 8:00-18:00
Last Admission: 20' before closing time

Winter Time:
Daily, 08:00 - 15.00

High Season:
Daily, 08.00 - 20.00
Last Admission: 20' before closing time

1 January: closed
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12.00-17.00
Holy Saturday: 08.00-15.00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed


Full: €12
Reduced: €6

Full: €6

Free admission days:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

Contact Information

Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia

New Archaeological Museum