No one leaves Olympia unmoved. The feel of the place, although destroyed by overzealous Christians, is much more than the sum of its sights.

Here is my own personal view of Olympia. Click on an image to enlarge.

The devil is in the detail.

Inside the museum, there is much to admire.

Every exhibit tells a story.

The statuary is astonishing.

and includes a masterpiece:

Hermes by Praxiteles Olympia

Hermes by Praxiteles is one of the most famous Ancient Greek statues. It’s clear though from the unsightly bar connecting it to the tree trunk that it’s been tampered with during Roman times.