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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 206 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Another blast from the past! Worth seeing when in Athens, along with Hadrians Arch in the same area. Free entrance for students.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you go to the Acropolis/Parthenon, you should save the ticket since if you have it with you when going to Zeus temple, the entrance is free. This temple is quite simple: some pillars, nothing else. Don't expect to be there for more than 5-10 minutes

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent private guide who explained the history. The size of the columns and the entire area layout are more appreciated from atop the Acropolis. So it it better to tour this site before going to the Acropolis.

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Dowling, Ontario
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although only a portion of the temple is still standing it presents an awesome sight. The 16 Corinthian columns are huge and intricately topped. The size of the floor plan is also huge. Also surrounding it there are the ruins of Roman Baths. Nearby is also Hadrian's Arch another impressive artifact.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

we bought a ticket for all the attractions (Cost 12 Euro per person) the price is a little bit high but it's highly recommend to buy tickets for all the attraction and not for one attraction the price was 6 Euro per person.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The columns here are huge, and the sites in the area are interesting as well. There's really not too much to see aside from that though. I liked it more because I could picture what it looked like in ancient times, and was blown away. It must've been something to behold.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It was nice to look at, but we had free tickets. Like others say, just peer through fence! So amazing to know that these are 2000 years old!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We bought the Acropolis ticket so this was free to us - but even with it being free - walking around to the entrance was not worth it. Just cross the street and look at it though the fence - no added value of going in.

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Edinburgh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

For what is a huge site, there is very little left other than about 8 admittedly large and impressive columns. To be fair, we came here after a full day of visiting other ancient Athenian sites so its probably fair to say that ruin fatigue was setting in by this point. It is included in the Acropolis ticket so might... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As the title says, nothing much to see here. The temple is mostly destroyed, what you see from the outside is more than enough.

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