Administrative Information

Ancient Olympia, Olympia (Prefecture of Ilia)

Telephone: +30 26240 22517
Fax: +30 26240 22529

Full: €12, Reduced: €6
From April 1st, 2016 single tickets are no longer issued. According to the new law the combined ticket amounts to 12 euros (reduced ticket € 6) and includes the entrance to the Archaeological Site of Olympia, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity and it is valid for one day. The entrance to the Museum of the History of the Excavations in Olympia is free.
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)
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

From 04/04/2016:

(Monday - Sunday): 08:00- 20.00

Last Admission: 20' before closing time Do not miss the opporunity to visit the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity and the Museum of the History of the Excavations in Olympia.

1 January: closed
25 March: closed
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
  Suggestive Bibliography
Furtwangler A., Olympia IV, Die Bronzen und die ubrigen Kleinfunde 1890
Adler F., Dorpfeld W., Graeber F., Graef P., Olympia II, Die Baudenkmaler 1892-96
Treu G., Olympia III, Die Bildwerke in Stein und Ton 1894-97
Dittenburger W., Purgold K., Die Inschriften 1896
Adler F., Curtius E., Dorpfeld W., Graef P., Partsch J., Weil R., Olympia I, Topographie und Geschichte 1897
Dorpfeld W., Alt Olympia I-II, Untersuchungen und Ausgrabungen zur Geschichte des altesten Heiligtumes von Olympia und der alteren griechischen Kunst 1935
Κοντής Ι., Το Ιερόν της Ολυμπίας κατά τον Δ΄π. Χ. αι. 1958
Mallwitz A., Olympia und Seine Bauten 1972
Παπαχατζής Ν., Παυσανίου Ελλάδος περιήγησις: Μεσσηνιακά-Ηλιακά, Αθήνα 1979
Οι ολυμπιακοί αγώνες στην αρχαία Ελλάδα, Αθήνα 1982, σ. 88-103
Kyrieleis H., Neue Ausgrabungen in Olympia, Antike Welt 3 1990
Γιαλούρη Α., Γιαλούρης Ν., Ολυμπία. Το μουσείο και το ιερό, Αθήνα 1991
Αραπογιάννη Ξ., Ολυμπία. Η κοιτίδα των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων, Αθήνα 2001
Βικάτου 0., Ολυμπία. Ο Αρχαιολογικός Χώρος και τα Μουσεία, Αθήνα 2006, 10-46
See also
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture
Acropolis at Platiana
Agia Triada
Agora of Ancient Elis.
Archaeological Museum of Elis
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological site at Olena
Chlemoutsi Castle
Coastal Roman Baths of Skafidia