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Hermes by Praxiteles

Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
+30 2624 022517
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Sculpture of Hermes

According to the guide, the pose in which Hermes is in is very graceful. If you supposedly drew a... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
neminskii
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Singapore, Singapore
Stunning!

Stunning statue..a Masterpiece!!!!In the Ancient Archaeological Museum of Olympia.Not to be... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
philosykos
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Athens
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Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

According to the guide, the pose in which Hermes is in is very graceful. If you supposedly drew a line from his right shoulder to navel to hip to knee it gives you a reverse S and he rests his weight on one leg. And...More

Thank neminskii
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Stunning statue..a Masterpiece!!!!In the Ancient Archaeological Museum of Olympia.Not to be missed.Located in a separate room on its own.It is dated to ca. 330 B.C.

Thank philosykos
Reviewed 23 June 2015

it is in The Archaeological Museum of Olympia. This is one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes, as Pausanias informs us, is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos. Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height. It is thought to be an original...More

1  Thank Aury D
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Again, this place is not to be missed! Lots of original pieces and tells a lot of the history behind the actual olympic games. This piece in particular is in a separate room and almost intact!

Thank Jacques R
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Stunning statue which captures the nature of the athletic body as idolized by the ancient Greeks. Rivals Michelangelo's David in Florence.

Thank Kriss B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The guidebooks are not in agreement on whether or not the Hermes is by Praxiteles, but for me, it doesn't really matter. This statue is so arresting you will not regret allowing extra time to see it. You have probably seen photos and reproductions of...More

Thank SarahMacDillon_2005
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The sculptures here are just breath taking. You cannot describe them with the detail and pictures really don't do them justice. Don't miss this!

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 26 May 2015

One of the perfect sculptures in the whole world, maybe the unique for its ideal analogies of male naked body. Go round to watch it with difirent points of view

Thank Kostas D
Reviewed 25 May 2015

One of the most amazing statues I have ever seen in Greece! The expression on Hermes' face is beyond description. Photos don't do it any justice either!

Thank Vanessa_Fou
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I visited these yesterday with my wife and 3 children, 10yrs, 9yrs and 2yrs, and I must admit this place has made a lasting impression on me. So well looked after by the tour guide Joanna, who was unbelievable.

Thank Craig C
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Hello Tel 2624022517 In summer open all days from 0800 to 20.00
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