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Temple of Olympian Zeus

Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas | Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas | Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is I think our can see most of it without paying the entrance fee. Again, I guess it goes to restoration but worth mentioning if you need to save money.

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Included in the Acropolis multi site ticket (Euro 30) and free to kids. It was interesting for the adults but we had been to the Acropolis the day before and as a result the kids barely noticed it.

Thank Maneck
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lot of people just take pictures outside the gates of the temple. However the entry fees is approximately 6 euros per person. There's not much to see and even if you walk around, take pictures, sit and admire the architecture - you'll be done...More

Thank Hina P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How sad, only a few of the original columns remain at this off the beaten path site. The grounds aren't really kept well. So, expect a large, dusty area with mostly dead weeds. You can imagine what this structure must have looked like after completion....More

Thank RStamets
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is another "must see" in Athens, although in reality, there really isn't much to see. Instead, it's really about the empty space...which, in turn, gives one an understanding of how large this temple really was. The columns that do remain are beautiful and there...More

Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another Ancient Ruin worth the visit. Located next to Hadrian's Arch most of the original columns have been ruined with only few left behind.

Thank MuhammadDudha
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although not very much to do other than stand an watch it, it is mind blowing when your at the base of those gigantic columns. It is really impressive!

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Of the 104 original pillars of the temple, just 16 remain in the site and the scale of what once was is just amazing to comprehend. Well with visiting as part of the 30 € combo ticket and though a very open space in the...More

Thank Mum23B0ys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Larger than the Pantheon, the huge scale becomes clear up close. There is limited information on the site, so I recommend reading the one detailed sign which you pass some distance after you walk in. You then realise that the site took 700 years to...More

Thank EasternTraveller1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is considered the largest temple of ancient Greece honouring Zeus, constructed between 515 B.C. and 132 B.C. It is 100 meters long and 40 meters wide. It consisted of 104 huge pillars, each 17 meters high. The weight of each marble (from Penteli) pillar...More

Thank Dim80s
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Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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