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Address: At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 01-922-6330
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Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

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Is very amazing to a certain point. There is just a couple of columns and really not much to see. If you're in a rush with other things you can just take a quick glimpse from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ramon M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this temple last so I wasn't as impressed because I had already seen the Parthenon and such. It is still impressive. Go see it though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Is very amazing to a certain point. There is just a couple of columns and really not much to see. If you're in a rush with other things you can just take a quick glimpse from the outside and it should suffice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Like most monuments in Athens this is lit up at night and looks amazing. We were lucky enough to be able to view it from our hotel at night and walked around the grounds during the day. the Acropolis ticket got us in there the next day so hang on to them!!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

While we passed close to the remains of this temple in a bus that we were travelling in we only got a fleeting glimpse. However our intended destination was the Acropolis where we got magnificent views across Athens and there below us we could clearly see the remains of the temple in its current wider context.

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Wildomar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When visiting the Acropolis, this temple is just below. It is worth the walk to visit. The open field of the temple contrasts with the structures atop the more limited space of the Acropolis.

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Manistique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our hotel overlooked the Temple and Hadrian's Arch so we knew we had to visit the site!! It was very impressive- huge columns (those that are still intact). It was a nice walk from our hotel and nice to walk around the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I am not suggesting you not visit this site, but if you are on a tight schedule and are visiting the Acropolis, go to the promontory, where the Greek flag is flying, and you will have an excellent view of this temple. You will get your best photos from this vantage point. Then if you have time, you can visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We could see this from our hotel and enjoyed walking around the site. If you don't get a guide ahead of time bring a nice guidebook so you can read about it. That helps it be a more meaningful visit!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You can't miss the temple its big. After viewing the temple go roam around as there are other ruins around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As part of our ticket, this site was on it. There isn't much to see but what you do see is amazing. I couldn't get over at how tall the columns were. There are small plaques here and there explaining some stuff. It is definitely worth the visit.

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Staying in Syntagma

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Syntagma
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.