Administrative Information

Ancient Olympia, Τ.Κ. 27 065, Olympia (Prefecture of Ilia)

Telephone: +30 26240 22742 - 2624023753

Full: €12, Reduced: €6
For the period April 1st - Oktober 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)
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
During the period November 1st - March 31st, the price of the single ticket for all the above mentioned areas is reduced by 50% for all visitors and cost 6 euros.
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
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here

From 01.11.2021 until 13.12.2021 : 08:00-17:00

From 14.12.2021 and on : 08:00 - 15:30

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS: According to the relevant directions and orders of the responsible authorities, urgent measures of protection of public health from the risk of further spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in the country are applied. Last admission (all days): 15' before closing Health protection measures at the Museum For safety reasons, the Museum will operate with a controlled number of visitors, observing all health protection measures. According to Government regulations (Government Gazette 4206/B/12-9-2021), for your entrance to the Museum you will need to present one of the following documents and a photo ID (identification card or passport): • Vaccination certificate • Medical certificate of a COVID19 infection valid up to 6 months • A negative antigen (rapid) certificate taken no longer than 48 hours or a PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours The above requirement applies also to minors aged over 12 years old. Children from 5 to 11 years old must provide a parental/legal guardian declaration that the child has undertaken a self-test taken no longer than 24 hours. During your visit, please make sure to keep in mind the following: The use of protective masks is mandatory for all visitors. Contactless temperature screening is provided at the Museum’s entrance. Τhe required distance of 2 meters from others must be maintained at all times. Regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer are required: hand sanitizer dispensers are available in the Museum. The use of credit cards is encouraged in all financial transactions in the Museum.

1 January
25 March
Good Friday: 12.00 - 17.00
Holy Saturday: 08.00-15.00
1 May
Easter Sunday
25 December
26 December
Guidelines for your visit to the Archaeological Museum of Olympia

-In all spaces inside the Museum keep at least 2 metres away from other people

-Take notice of the special marking for queuing, wherever necessary

-Throughout your visit the use of non-medical mask is obligatory, covering the nose and mouth

- Please apply to your hands the alcohol disinfectant solution before entering the Museum.

-Obligatory movement along the indicated safe trails, specifically marked

For organized guided visits please keep carefully the following guidelines:

-It is obligatory to use a non-medical mask, covering the nose and mouth

- Maintain strictly safe distancing rules

- Use of wireless guiding, when available, for keeping the required distance from other people

-Obligatory movement along the indicated safe trails, specifically marked

Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Guide and assistance dogs accompanying individuals with disabilities are welcome.
  Suggestive Bibliography
Mallwitz A., Herrmann H.V., Die Funde aus Olympia, Αθήνα 1980, 27-215, Taf.1-150
Γιαλούρη Α., Γιαλούρης Ν., Ολυμπία. Το μουσείο και το ιερό, Αθήνα 1991, 32-177
Καλτσάς Ν., Ολυμπία, Αθήνα 1997, 46-91
Ανδρόνικος Μ., Ολυμπία. Ο αρχαιολογικός χώρος και το μουσείο, Αθήνα 2000, 18-80
Αραπογιάννη Ξ., Ολυμπία. Η κοιτίδα των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων, Αθήνα 2001, 95-142, 214-360
See also
Other museums in the same prefecture
Archaeological Museum of Elis
Archaeological Museum of Pirgos
Museum of Chlemoutsi Castle
Museum of the History of the Exacavations in Olympia
Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity
SPAP, Conference and Exhibition Centre of Olympia