Administrative Information

Ancient Olympia, Olympia (Prefecture of Ilia)

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

Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Special ticket package: Full: €9, Reduced: €5
Valid for: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
5 June (International Enviroment Day)
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:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Free admission for:
Journalists with a journalist identity card
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Persons accompanying blind and disabled
Persons possessing a free admission card
The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

From 27/11//2015:


Last Admission: 15' 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
Coastal Roman Baths of Skafidia