Administrative Information

Τ.Κ. 27065, Ancient Olympia (Prefecture of Ilia)

Telephone: +30 26240 29119

Visit the museum web site

Full: €12, Reduced: €6
For the period April 1st - October 31st combined, individual ticket can be purchased for the price of 12 euros (reduced ticket € 6) and includes the visit to the following areas:1.Archaeological Site of Olympia, 2. Archaeological Museum of Olympia 3. Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity and 4. Museum of the History of the Excavations in Olympia. The ticket is valid for one day. There are no longer availiable tickets only for a single area (e.g. The Arcaeological Site of Olympia) During the period November 1st - March 31st, the price of the single ticket for all the above mentioned sites is reduced by 50% for all visitors and cost 6 euros. To purchase your electronic ticket click here

Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €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 annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Reduced admission for:
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here

From 01.04.2024

Daily (Monday - Sunday) 08:00 - 20:00

Last admission (all days): 20' before closing.

1 January
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12.00-17.00
1 May
Easter Sunday
25 December
26 December
  Amenities for the physically challenged
Parking, toilet, ramps
Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Guide and assistance dogs accompanying individuals with disabilities are welcome.

Health protection measures:

- Use of a protective mask. The following are excluded: a) persons for whom the use of the mask is not indicated for medical reasons proven by the appropriate documents, such as due to respiratory problems and b) children under the age of four (4) years.
- Up to two hundred and fifty (250) people are allowed in the museum at the same time. - Use of an alcoholic solution containing more than seventy percent (70%) for hand antiseptic.
- Ventilation of spaces in a natural or artificial way
- Visits of groups of up to fifty (50) people are allowed.
  Suggestive Bibliography
Swaddling J., The Ancient Olympic Games, London 1980
Σπαθάρη Ε., Το ολυμπιακό πνεύμα, Αθήνα 1992
Sinn U., Olympia. Cult, Sport, and Ancient Festival, Princeton 2000
Αραπογιάννη Ξ., Ολυμπία. Η κοιτίδα των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων, Αθήνα 2001, 359-397
See also
Other museums in the same prefecture
Archaeological Museum of Elis
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Pirgos
Museum of Chlemoutsi Castle
Museum of the History of the Exacavations in Olympia
SPAP, Conference and Exhibition Centre of Olympia