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Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas | & Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Sunrise or Sunset - best time,

No need to buy entrance tickets. From outside the enclosure, you are easily able to see in and even take photos. It's best to see this area at sunrise or sunset. During Hadrian's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am normally not such a fan of just "old rocks/ruins" that don't resemble anything anymore. But I loved this site. Yes you can see it from outside the gate but walking close to it really gives you a better look and idea of the grandness. The one fallen column is beautiful as are the ones that are still standing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located at 500 metres from the Akropolis and about 700 metres from Plateia Syntagma. During the Ellenistic & Roman period that's been the biggest temple in Athens and up to now its structure remains magnificient!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cool little place. Know your history before you go…. Or you will just look at it and go… huh, and walk away. Regardless, even if you do know your history….. You can get your fill by just driving by and looking out the window. Time is of the essence on a vacation. Use most of your time elsewhere!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No need to buy entrance tickets. From outside the enclosure, you are easily able to see in and even take photos. It's best to see this area at sunrise or sunset. During Hadrian's time, Hadrian built a town of Hadriapolis around this area. Hadrian's Arch & Temple of Olympian Zeus formed the boundary of Hadrian's old and new town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The remains tell the story of erstwhile grandeur. Situated in the heart of the city, behind another famous structure called the Arch of Hadrian. If you plan to go inside the premise make sure you are there before 3 pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another ruined temple, yes, but you must see all you can when you visit Athens. Every vision of the magnitude of this structure in photographs understates the dimensions and magnitude of this site. In Athens, soak up the history and the sense of history that is not possessed in the new lands, like my home in Australia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the street this is not an imposing site, but once you get in, the sheer size of the structure is impressive. The fallen column gave it another unique perspective.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend going to this site. This site is really close to the Parthenon and offers a really good view of the Acropolis. Its about a 10 minute walk to the Parthenon. The temple is outstanding up close where you can see the phenomenal size of the temple. Its cool to see what else was on the site. Recommend to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On my last day of Athen tour, I wanted to visit one place and I am glad I chose Temple of Olympian Zeus. The temple is within walking distance of Acropolis metro station and entry fee was only 3 euros. The pillars in the temple remind of a rich history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Today there is only a few pillars left of the old temple and you can pretty much see everything there is to see from outside the gates at the Arch of Hadrian or from the Acropolis. Do visit if you are really into ancient history or you bought the combo-ticket and have the time to spare but don't expect anything... More 

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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is 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, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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