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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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Great Ruin with a lot to see

Great ruin close to Athens. Shows a great example of architecture of the time. You also get to see Hadrian's Arch, which is righjt next to it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great ruin close to Athens. Shows a great example of architecture of the time. You also get to see Hadrian's Arch, which is righjt next to it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Of all the places this was perhaps the least of impact to me. I came, I saw, I experienced. You can see this from any of the high points. For the archeological buff, it may be a top on the visit list. Also included on the Acropolis Ticket, so visit here after, you have gone there.

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Koersel, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Honestly, I expected to see a big temple, only what is left, are some marble columns. However still worth visiting. The columns are in doric style and built from the pentelic marble.. there are some other ruins on the site like a roman bath, so nice to have a walk around, but 30 munites to one hour should be sufficient,... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wow what a place, we woke up to this everyday from our hotel room and when the sun was shinning it just looked beautiful to me. I really do love history and anything to do with history makes me smile. Just thinking how magnificent it must of been when it was built i can see this by walking around the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Let's just say that I expected more at this famous monument but was disappointed. There are large Marble Columns around the main Temple - some still standing but some lying all around. It is in a vast area but could have been preserved better especially when you think of what it must have been like in it's original state. Only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

After seeing all the other impressive ruins that Athens has to offer, I wouldn't waste my time here since there's not much left. But, we went, we saw, snapped a few pictures and moved on quickly. The only thing still standing are a few rows of columns, some of which were on the ground and seemed to have been chopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

There is little that can be said about this site except that it is worth a visit to stand in awe of the feat it must have been to erect the temple even if it was always incomplete to some extent. The tragedy is that this site will continue to deteriorate while it deserves the same attention as the Acropolis... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I don't know if I would recommend going here if you haven't purchased the joint ticket for 6 sites, but if you have it's worth the money. The columns that are still standing are impressive.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Another impressive site in downtown Athens. After purchasing a ticket to the Acropolis, your ticket can be used to enter the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Needless to say do not pass this one up. Beautiful!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I had a blast absorbing all the history of Ancient Greece. It is so powerful and so beautiful, there are no words to describe it. Unfortunately, the remainings of the Temple are small, but you get the idea of how it looked before.

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