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Temple of Olympian Zeus

At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
01-922-6330
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Ranked #29 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
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Clifton, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you aren't Greek/aren't obsessed with Greek history or interested in seeing ruin after ruin, you're probably just there for the big sites. The Acropolis (Parthenon) etc. This one is still pretty far on the top of that list and for that reason, you should go. And don't get me wrong, it is also spectacular to see and marvel at... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My partner and I stumbled out of our hotel in Plaka right into this breathtaking piece Athenian history. The columns, all that remain of a once magnificent structure, are incredibly tall and quite awesome. The literature provided and dotted around the site, which contains various other elements such as Roman bath houses, was very informative. As a student I got... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

when you are looking at those few columns, that survived the winds of time, you want to cry ... it was possibly the most marvelous greek temple ever raised... you can walk around it or sit close and enjoy the cross view at parthenon ... humans seem so small there ...

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

like all ruins, this temple is a real beauty. you can't help but imagine what it must have looked like standing in its prime days. so much history behind these ruins. this archeological site is not as crowded as the acropolis site, but it's rather empty aside from the temple itself. plenty of room to take pictures. Aside from that,... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I couldn't believe the size of this piece! Not to mention the closeness you are to it when you see it in person. Unlike the Acropolis where everything was pretty blocked off so you couldn't get that close to it, you were right up on the Temple of Zeus. At night, it leaves you breathless.

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Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is made up of enormous columns, some of which are lying on the ground in pieces so you can see how they where created. Just in front of the Temple is Hadrian's Arch which is also worth looking at.

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Temple of Olympian Zeus sits opposite the South East corner of the Acropolis Hill at the foot of the National Gardens. The Columns are Enormous standing at over sixty feet each with a Corinthian style Capital and fluted drums making up these beautifully crafted uprights. The main disappointment with this site is not that only fifteen Columns still remain... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you buy a combined acropolis ticket (€12 same as an ordinary acropolis ticket) then tnis attraction is included in the price and it is worth a visit, not just to take some awesome photos (you can also see the acropolis and Hadrian's from here) but to absorb the history too. There is a water fountain here with a cool... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Impressive columns, so much history to read about. You can see the acropolis in the distance and it makes for a beautiful photo. Beautiful architecture, nicely preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pleasant viewing, spent about 15 mins here. Nothing more to add really, close to our hotel easy enough to get a taxi too JJ

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