Site Archeologique D'olbia Site

4.111 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: Route de l'Almanarre, 83400 Hyères, France, Hyeres
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-494655149
  • Ticket Price: 3 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

The very first settlement in Hyeres was founded in 4th century BC, by the Phocaean Greeks. At that time, they called it ‘Olbia’… and today, Olbia is the only site of its kind on the Mediterranean coast to have survived nearly in its entirety. Houses, sanctuaries, paths and public baths have all been uncovered here, showing a city sub-divided into neighbourhoods. The excavations have given a great insight into the ways of lives of the very first inhabitants of this region, be they soldier, or fisherman, or ceramist. Also discovered on site are the remains of a medieval abbey called St. Peter Almarre.

Site Archeologique D'olbia Site Travel Tips

  • Though you may visit the site for free independently, do consider getting in touch with a local guide – they really make the place come alive for you.
  • Individual tours must be booked before hand; June – August they are at 10am by reservation only.
  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Visit is allowed by appointment for groups only from November to March.

Entrance Ticket Details For Site Archeologique D'olbia Site

  • Free for under 18 (in adult company); guides, students, ICOM members, Press and disabled.

  • Stella Maris

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  • Site Archeologique D'olbia Site Address: Route de l'Almanarre, 83400 Hyères, France, Hyeres
  • Site Archeologique D'olbia Site Contact Number: +33-494655149
  • Site Archeologique D'olbia Site Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Site Archeologique D'olbia Site Price: 3 EUR
  • Best time to visit Site Archeologique D'olbia Site(preferred time): 09:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Site Archeologique D'olbia Site: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 12.22% of people who visit Hyeres include Site Archeologique D'olbia Site in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Site Archeologique D'olbia Site visit around 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Site Archeologique D'olbia Site


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Site Archeologique D'olbia Site

People normally also visit Musee Jean Aicard Paulin Bertrand while planning their trip to Site Archeologique D'olbia Site.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Site Archeologique D'olbia Site Reviews & Ratings

  • I only gave this site a 2 because it was closed for the winter and we only got to see what we could from the road. Very disappointed that we could not visit the site. I understand that winter is slow but there are still tourists that come in the winter and can not visit many sites or landmarks because they are closed. We passed by this site many times while we were in the area and there were always many people stopped at the site to visit but could not. What a shame!

  • Fantastic walk into a 3500 year old Greek town, later taken over by the Romans then eventually regained by the French

  • Plonger dans le passer se site nous ramène à des bâtisse d'autre fois... A chaque emplacement ce situe un panneau expliquant ce que nous sommes en train de voir. Ceci convient même aux enfants car il est très bien expliqué... Des fouilles plus que passionnante, et belle, on y apprend beaucoup de choses. Petit plus on a vue sur mer...😉🌊🌊 Je vous le recommande fortement.

  • Une visite guidée exceptionnelle faite par Marion cet am: accessible et incollable... Quasiment 2 heures d'explications sur les vestiges archéologiques découverts depuis ces dernières décennies. Une connaissance pointue du site avec tous les évènements historiques qui se sont succédés jusqu'à nos jours. Tout cela dans une parfaite narration mêlée d'anecdotes, d'humour, de comparaisons avec nos modes de vies actuels...Une belle tranche de notre histoire à la portée de tout public ! Je recommande vivement !!!

  • Visite guidée obligatoire sans quoi les vertiges ne serait qu'un ensemble murs pour les néophytes. La guide était très pro et a l'écoute des questions. Très instructif même si le site et petit.

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