Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki (Former Athletic Museum)

Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki (Former Athletic Museum)

The Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki is one of the newest, yet most interesting museums of the city because of its unique theme and exhibits.

Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki (Former Athletic Museum)

It first opened its doors in 1998 as the “Athletic Museum of Thessaloniki”. After its official recognition by the International Olympic Committee in 2008 the museum was given its current name. It is the only Olympic Sports Museum in Greece today.

The museum was initially housed in the center of the city in a building provided by the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE). In 2004 during the Athens Olympics it moved to new, modern facilities that were specifically designed from the beginning to cover its needs.

It is located near the Kaftatzoglio Stadium in the wider area of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Discovering sports history in a beautiful institution

The museum aims at promoting the athletic ideals in general along with the Olympic Heritage of Greece and Thessaloniki. The beautiful 4500m2 well-designed building also includes an amphitheater, a gift shop, recreation rooms and halls of manifold uses.

The museum is consisted of four exhibition halls that host both permanent and temporary exhibitions. A permanent exhibition dedicated to the Olympic Games, several interesting interactive activities and a simulation of an actual track and field stadium are also available!

The entire museum was created under specifications set by the modern museological architecture and philosophy. It is a well-organized cultural institution with many activities and wonderful surprises for the children. There is additional space for educational workshops that take place very often while the staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • A visit to the museum would be a very pleasant experience for everyone who wishes to learn more about the history of the Olympic Games in a city that hosted many Olympic events in 2004.
  • The Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki is only 15 minutes away from the Arch of Galerius (Kamara) and Rotonda. You will easily find it heading east, following Agiou Dimitriou st until September 3 st.



Olympic museum Thessaloniki Agiou Dimitriou & 3is Septemvriou (September 3rd), 546 36

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