Administrative Information

Ancient Olympia, Olympia (Prefecture of Ilia)

Telephone: +30 26240 22517
Fax: +30 26240 22529
Email: efahle@culture.gr

Visit the archaeological site 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)
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 sites 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:
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From 01.12.2021 and on : 08:30 - 15:30

Last Admission: 20' before closing time IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS Any day during summer that extreme heat conditions are recorded and the temperature exceeds 39 degrees Celsius in the archeological sites, they will remain closed between 12.00 and 17.00. 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. Specifically, the visitors during their visit to the open (outdoor) archeological sites should take the following measures: - One and a half (1.5) meters distance between the attendees - One (1) person per 10 sq.m. - Group visits up to twenty (20) people, unless they are families (spouses / cohabitants and children) or up to forty (40) people, if the tour guide holds a vaccination certificate or illness certificate issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after it. In the second case, the persons following the guide must present at the entrance: a) a vaccination certificate or b) a negative laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by the PCR method performed either by taking an oral or nasopharyngeal sample in the last week two (72) hours before the scheduled tour time or COVID19 rapid coron antigen detection test (rapid test) within forty eight (48) hours before the scheduled tour time. The negative diagnosis of the laboratory test by PCR method and the rapid antigen detection test is proven by the presentation of a relevant certificate or c) disease certificate issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days from him. The above obligation includes youngsters from twelve (12) years and above. When visiting groups with a guide, the distances and the prescribed measures should be strictly observed, the use of wireless tour is highly recommended and the use of common devices (tablets, headphones, etc.) should be avoided. Unless different rules and special provisions are applied, the obligation to use a non-medical mask is imposed throughout the country for all indoor areas and for outdoor areas where overcrowding is observed (there are certain exceptions to the rule).

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
Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Guide and assistance dogs accompanying individuals with disabilities are welcome.
  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
Archaeological Museum of Elis
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Pirgos
Archaeological Site of Epitalio
Chlemoutsi Castle
Coastal Roman Baths of Skafidia