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An Exhibition of Olympic Torches

For almost twelve centuries, the ancient Olympics united the Greek world and the modern Games have, for over 120 years, brought together over 200 nations as they compete under the banner of friendship. Greece, as the birthplace of the Olympics remains an important part of the tradition.


Securing a rare collection of original Summer Games Olympic torches, Flame of Olympia showcases torches from the Berlin Games in 1936, when the torch relay was first introduced, to the 2016 Rio Games. The exhibition explores the ancient history of the Games and their modern revival through a collection of torches, audio-visual guide, virtual reality technology and rare documentary footage.

The audio guide for Flame of Olympia is included with every entry ticket to the Hellenic Museum. You can also experience it digitally by visiting the Lithodomos™ website.  

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This exhibition was made possible by the Stamoulis and Liveris Families, and the launch event proudly sponsored by the Nick Andrianakos Family.

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