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Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Address: At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 01-922-6330
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Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

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See it with the 12 Euro Acropolis entry ticket since it's included. Nice green space, less crowds than other sites.

We went in early March this year, so not the busy season. The 12 Euro Acropolis entry ticket gives you access to this and many other wondrous ancient sites around Athens. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We went in early March this year, so not the busy season. The 12 Euro Acropolis entry ticket gives you access to this and many other wondrous ancient sites around Athens. If you're going to the Acropolis and have time, you might as well see this since your ticket includes entrance to this site. If you're considering whether to buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Doesn't look that majestic unless you close in. Its located on a busy traffic junction with many taxy drivers luring you away for 'private tours' and its simply breathtaking. One can just imagine what it would have been if the entire structure was intact.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was supposedly bigger than the acropolis or though you wouldn't think so. Tranquil site amongst the mayhem of the city traffic. Beautiful spectacle included within the acropolis ticket. 2wanderers.com

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you're any kind of an antiquities, history, or archeology buff, this is a pretty cool spot. Construction began around 520BC after a previous building was demolished. For some people, there's not much to see, but when considering where you are on the planet and the historical aspect of what you're witnessing, it's pretty spectacular. Corinthian columns, capitals, and architraves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I found the entire site impressive, but I will say that it is almost as impressive from outside the site, so if you want to save your money, you don't have to go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is so massive than word can describe how beautiful this place is.... my imagination was flying high try to understand the way this place was built

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

just i dont understand all the fairy look sites are close to public >_< , really it looks fairy must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After walking the busy streets of Athens it was really nice to visit this green lounge and at the same time grasp some historical site. Unfortunately it is not much left of the temple, but it`s worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

There's not much left of the temple now, however what is there gives a view of the size and scale of the buildings past. The buildings around the site are poorly documented but the main focus is the library itself with several columns still surviving. Plenty of space for kids to run around in as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Temple of Olympian Zeus was a very interesting visit, but it could have been much better. We were told that the older ruins to the South of the site were not open to the public as the tourist season had just started and there were not enough staff to oversee the entire site. This was a bit lame as... More 

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Staying in Syntagma

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.