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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has one of the most representative collections in Russia of foreign art dated from ancient times to modern days.
You may see there wonderful masterpieces of Olympian Art: Statuettes of idols (clay), Head of Griffin, Fragments of feet of Tripod Vessel, Ring Handle of a Cauldron, Proteome of a Griffin, Statuette of a Horse bronze, Attaché – Siren (VIII BC).
Daily 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. (entrance till 6 p.m.)
Closed — Mondays
121019, Russia, Moscow, Volkhonka st., 12
Admission 100 rubles ($4) for Russian citizens and 300 rubles ($12) for others.
Olympia - Orthodox Church
First sight I saw when woke up and looked out of my hotel window was this beautiful Church standing at the main square of Modern Olympia. I walked around it before breakfast and enjoyed wonderful palms and roses in a park.
You may watch my high resolution photos of Olympia on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 38' 45.79" N 21º 37' 30.50" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Olympia Orthodox Church and Olympia Orthodox Church and a rose.
Olympia - Museum of the Olympic Games
One of the prettiest buildings of Olympia houses the Museum of the Olympic Games. It's the only one of its kind in the world. It contains mementos connected with the history of the Games and a unique series of postage stamps, designed by Papastephanos - Provatakis commemorating the Games.
The museum exhibits material and literature covering the games until 1906 as well as a related stamp collection.
Unfortunately I couldn't visit it because lack of time. But if you have more time you should certainly go there I think.
Address: Od. Agerinai and Od. Kosmopoulou.
Open: Monday-Saturday 8.30-15.30. Sonday 9.00-16.00.
Olympia - Kladeos
At the foot of the Kronion Hill stretches the space formed by the wedge of land between the converging rivers of the Alfios and the Kladeos.
The Kladeos, a tributary of the Alfeios, flows around the area.
It is the river that flows from the north, through Olympia and empties into the Alfeios River. The river in winter is protected from the flooding of Ancient Olympia. In the Mycenaean period, the Kladeos area was flooded. The flood continued in the Middle Ages and went up to the German excavations of Olympia in 1875 where it buried Olympia with a height of 4 m.
Olympia - Mount Kronos
The ancient ruins sit north of the Alfeios River and Mount Kronos (named after the Greek deity Kronos).
The mount is 123 meters high. Usually it is covered with forest but in Autumn of 2007 it was bold after terrible fires in August.
You may watch my high resolution photo of Olympia on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 38' 15.48" N 21º 37' 45.41" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Olympia Mount Kronos .
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