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Temple of Olympian Zeus

At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
01-922-6330
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Ranked #30 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is walking distance from the Plaka and the Parliament building, so you should definitely stop by if you're in the area. The entrance fee is included in the package for the Acropolis and a few other sites. It's cool to see the huge columns up close, but if you're going in the summer, keep in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You can see it just fine from the fence, if you have already seen other large pillars there is no reason to go inside.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Included in the price of a ticket to the Acropolis. Walk down to the temple from the Acropolis to get a real feel for the enormity of the columns. Certainly worth a visit to understand the sheer brilliance of what ancient Athens must have been like.

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Fulshear, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This is a neat place to visit before going to the Parathion. You can purchase tickets to several locations including Acropolis for 12 euros per person. The tickets are good for 4 days. Walk around these ruins for a great idea of how big and intricate the pillars were. You can see ruins of Roman Baths there also. Best part... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

It is one of the most imposing ruins in Athens. It couldn't be otherwise as we are speaking of the temple of the greatest god of ancient Greece. Only few columns of the great temple still stand up, but it's enough to have a view of the temple greatness few thousands of years ago.Located few minutes to walk from the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is a great photo stop.. The sheer size of the existing columns still intact will amaze you.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you aren't Greek/aren't obsessed with Greek history or interested in seeing ruin after ruin, you're probably just there for the big sites. The Acropolis (Parthenon) etc. This one is still pretty far on the top of that list and for that reason, you should go. And don't get me wrong, it is also spectacular to see and marvel at... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My partner and I stumbled out of our hotel in Plaka right into this breathtaking piece Athenian history. The columns, all that remain of a once magnificent structure, are incredibly tall and quite awesome. The literature provided and dotted around the site, which contains various other elements such as Roman bath houses, was very informative. As a student I got... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

when you are looking at those few columns, that survived the winds of time, you want to cry ... it was possibly the most marvelous greek temple ever raised... you can walk around it or sit close and enjoy the cross view at parthenon ... humans seem so small there ...

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

like all ruins, this temple is a real beauty. you can't help but imagine what it must have looked like standing in its prime days. so much history behind these ruins. this archeological site is not as crowded as the acropolis site, but it's rather empty aside from the temple itself. plenty of room to take pictures. Aside from that,... More

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