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Temple of Olympian Zeus

Address: At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 01-922-6330
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Ranked #27 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

After I visit the Acropolis, I visit this ancient wonder. Situated East of Acropolis, anyone can see this huge columns across the road. I used my Acropolis entrance ticket to enter this site. Now some columns only remaining, the pattern of this temple is same as Parthenon and the temple of Poseidon. Every body wonder how on earth, at sixth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Guys you must go and see this monument...truly incredible! TIP: buy a ticket for 6 venues at the kiosk...save you money people!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Seeing what's left of the temple, makes you realize just how huge this particular temple was. It is in the center of the city of Athens. Walking around the ruins gave my 11year old a sense of courage and strength (LOL). He loves Zeus and was mesmerized by the many myths that surrounds the temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see this temple to Zeus. Once larger than the Parthenon itself only s few Columns are left that give you an idea of how massive the structure was back in the day. It doesn't get as crowded as some of the other sites around athens so it tends to be one of the... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My favourite! Well worth seeing as pillars are even more vast than Acropolis, however you can do this at the same time as visiting the Olympic Stadium and the Parliament Gardens that is all basically within a couple of blocks from each other. Go to Syntagma squire, and then follow the main double street North and within one block you... More 

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American in Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's hard to believe that this was once larger than the Pantheon with a huge ivory and gold statue of Zeus. Evidently construction began in the 6th century BC, but was finished by Hadrian some 500 years later. The 15 remaining columns, out of an original count of 104, give but an inkling to how magnificent this temple must have... More 

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Ntexas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Temple is out in an open area where you can walk almost everywhere throughout. The magnitude of the Temple can be easily imagined. It is best visited early in the morning with direct views up to the Acropolis, Not recommended in the middle of the day particularly in August.

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SG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Again I stress how wonderful that Winter means fewer crowds and will provide you with a clear vista for photos, which is very important for big sites like this. Near Hadrian's Arch, which is handy.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This temple must have been beyond glorious in its days, judging from the sizes of its towers alone that remain until today. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is one of the top attractions in Athens, you can take a metro to Syntagma station and walk a little towards the National Gardens and you would find the entry to this place.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As you walk to or from Acropolis you will find along the main road the gate to the temple. Make sure you stop by and if time allows you can enter the gates and walk around it.

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