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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 #33 of 198 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I think this is well worth a visit! We visited here before going to the Acropolis which saved us from queueing for tickets at the Acropolis then. This site isn't busy so we didn't have to queue. We walked around for about 15 minutes and took it all in. I would recommend visiting since it's free with your ticket anyways.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must see while in Athens- to miss this would be a huge lose. This is free with your acropolis ticket and if you go mid-day (although hot in August) it is empty and you really get to stand alone in awe of this magnificent beauty. The Roman baths were amazing too! My children loved this. Must See

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

While only 16 of the original 104 columns remain of this temple, I found it to be a fascinating site to visit. One of the columns has toppled which I believe provides a great tutorial for how the columns were constructed and assembled. The 15 that are still standing are absolutely magnificent. I was simply in awe and much like... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

There is only a few columns of the Olympian Zeus restored/left standing! You wont miss much if you give this place a miss! Nontheless, if you are visiting the Acropolis, this place is located nearby, and may reach by walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is far more spacious than the Acropolis, and there are trees to hide or rest under. There are only a few pillars standing, but they are tall (maybe taller than the Parthenon). It is a good place to go for 5-10 minutes, and you can get in there with the ticket that the used for the Acropolis. The ticket... More

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Mosman, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A must visit. Beautiful photo opportunity. You can take the temple and the Acropolis on the backdrop in one shot. Included in your Acropolis ticket.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I visited the temple of zeus on a summer mid afternoon, there were a lot of visitors however the site is large so there is plenty of room. A ticket just to enter this is 2 euros but a combined acropolis ticket is available. In the centre stand the columns that remain and around the edges more ruins. It is... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Unfortunately, like with many ancient structures, people who came later found it easier to re-use materials rather than quarry their own. The Athens Temple of Olympian Zeus was an enormous structure that took around 600 years to complete. 15 columns are standing today with a corner of 13 columns having architraves and two off by themselves. One toppled column lays... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice but no need to enter the premises if you haven't purchased the ticket for the Acropolis, since the columns can be seen almost as well from the street and there is not much else to see.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Little is left of this once great temple so if you plan to visit this site, make sure you bring your imagination otherwise you will be disappointed. Note - if you have already visited The Acropolis and have your ticket in hand, it is also for good for admission to this temple...so you might as well pop in for a... More

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