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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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This place was great. It is so HUGE!!!!! You can get relatively close to the pillars as well, and there weren't as many people as there were the Parthenon. You could pack a picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just look up and see the huge pilars, think of the people who built this monument. Appreciate the greatness of this culture and its history.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our tour of the Temple of Olympian Zeus . Took heaps of photos and learnt a lot about the history behind it . Great day out .

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place was great. It is so HUGE!!!!! You can get relatively close to the pillars as well, and there weren't as many people as there were the Parthenon. You could pack a picnic and blanket as there is plenty of grassy space to soak up the atmosphere. I loved this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The still standing, and even toppled pillars are so large it's hard to envision the full temple when it stood complete. But, when you arrive, but the multi pass to see the other fantastic sites. You'll save yourself 12 euro to get in to the Parthenon alone. Others have written much more eloquently about this historic site. Still, trust the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This maybe the word that come to your mind when you see the ruins of this temple. The columns are high and impressive and you feel like you are really under something that has the proportions of a God Temple. Be prepared with a lot of water in summer. It is really hot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Since the admission ticket is included as part of the Acropolis ticket, this is essentially a free site to visit. The site itself is fine. You get a sense for how huge and monumental the temple would have been in its glory. And like all the other sites, it's fascinating to think about they managed to make these huge structures... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon the Temple of Zeus after listening to the Rick Steves audio tour guide and decided to look around. It looks small from a distance but as you get closer it is pretty big and substantial. The temple is cool to see but only if you have time as in the Acropolis and the other museums are bigger... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The remains of the Temple of Olympian Zeus are quite impressive to view in person. Huge area, seems small from afar but once you are there you can see the remaining standing columns and one fallen one to view up close. If visiting in hot months, make sure you hydrate, as it offers little shade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our first stop in Athens was to the temple as well as Haden's Gate which is available on the way in. We headed here on the hop-on/hop-off bus which is a cheap and easy way to get around to all the spots you want to tick off in Athens. At the temple itself, there is a big space around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This site is, as many others in Athens, a magnificent place to go. The Temple is really impressive and gorgeous. In order to visit the many sites of the city, you have to pay 12€ for the tickets.

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Address: At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 01-922-6330
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > 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.
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