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Temple of Olympian Zeus

At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #30 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went to Temple in the early afternoon, and there wasnt a lot of people around. We entered close to Hadrians arch, and used our Acropolis tickets for which this forms a part. VERY impressed with the size of the columns that are left-it must of been a magnificent building in its day, The columns that are laying down also... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just a few minutes from our hotel, we stopped by at the end of a full day of touring. We did not go inside but got some great pics of it from the fence.

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Timmins, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great set of ruins to show where our superior Zeus lived. He lives on through every visitor so make it part of your day! Tickets are included in your Acropolis tickets.

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35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Zeus is an interesting place to wander around for a little while, but it's not a must see. Our driver-guide took us the Temple, but we wouldn't have made a trip there otherwise.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was one of the biggest temples in Athens in its prime and it is still an amazing site to behold now. The columns are absolutely huge and the temple is tucked behind the Arch of Hadrian for an impressive picture. We found a great photo site to get both of these in frame at the top of the Acropolis... More

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Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The staff from the hotel we stayed in Athens suggested that we should go to see the temple of Olympian Zeus. It was an impressive experience mainly due to the huge ancient columns located in the center of the city. It is really unconceivable to realize how ancient Greek manage to create such an enormous temple with the available means.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Maybe we were just lucky, but our visit on a Sunday afternoon we practically had the place to ourselves. Loved that we were able to take photos without hundreds of other tourists crowding the area. As with many of the sites in Athens though there was very little in the way of historical markers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited the Temple and Hadrians Arch late on our first afternoon in Athens while we getting over jet lag. It's included in the 12e ticket for the Acroplis and the Agora. The remains of the Temple are very cool, even if only a handful of columns remain. It was neat seeing it the next day from the Acropolis. Its... More

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this site as part of the acropolis ticket. Not really worth a scheduled trip but nice as a stop on the way back from the acropolis. The only thing is be wary of the large local dogs, one was lying down as my son walked to the entrance, he did not click or call to the dog or... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What remains of the temple of Zeus are 12 or so gigantic columns one of which is collapsed. Although not much is left what there is gives an impression of exactly how huge the temple was as the columns stand no less than 17m tall. Entrance is free if youve already been to the acropolis and although this site doesnt... More

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