There are at least 11 cities in the world named Olympia! The one in Greece, in western Peloponnese which gave its name to all others is where you’ ll find us!
By bus, you can reach Olympia from Athens via Pyrgos, the capital of the region. By car, it is 290 kilometres from Athens (about 3.5 hours).
If traveling by boat, the nearests ports are Katakolo (34km), where cruise ships arrive, Killini (66km) with connection lines to and from the Ionian islands, and Patras (117km) from where you can travel to Italy by ferry.
If arriving by plane, the nearest airport is Araxos, which is mostly used for charter flights. During high season there are also many international flights arrive and depart from Kalamata Int. Airport (about 1,5 hours)
1 January: closed
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00-17:00
Holy Saturday: 8:00-15:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
Full: 12 €
Reduced: 6 €
During the low season (November 1st – March 31st), the price of a single ticket is reduced by 50% for all visitors.
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here
Ticket price includes access to the following areas:
-Archaeological Site of Olympia,
-Archaeological Museum of Olympia,
-Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity, and
-Museum of the History of the Excavations in Olympia.
-6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
-18 April (International Monuments Day)
-18 May (International Museums Day)
-The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days)
– 28 October (National Holiday – Ochi day)
-Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Access to the museum for the disabled is facilitated by a special ramp at the entrance.
To use the wheelchair, which the museum has for its visitors, a telephone reservation is required at +30264022742
To use the disabled parking space in our area, please contact us here: