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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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Another great but quiet ruins area. Massive and beautiful. Not crowded and you can really take your time. We really enjoyed our time here and it does not take long to explore

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Another great but quiet ruins area. Massive and beautiful. Not crowded and you can really take your time. We really enjoyed our time here and it does not take long to explore

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Its a great monument and great place for children to run around. The entrance ticket is included in combined ticket for acropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

we did not expect this place to be that good and charming, very huge columns and very good pictures can be taken there especially the acropolis and Hedrian Arch in the back ground

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Mellieha, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is just part of what must have been a very impressive building. Like many things in Greece, it has a long history, taking over 600 years to be completed. Mostly destroyed (probably by an earthquake) there are still 15 columns standing, with one more in pieces lying exactly where it fell over 150 years ago. It can clearly be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Going to the Temple of Zeus and soaking up ancient history is awe inspiring. There isn't much there besides the ruins so plan on grabbing lunch at the little snack bar before you walk up.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I expected more since it is the temple of Zeus, but history happened so it is not as grand. That is out of our control though so we can only imagine. It's a must see since it is not far from the Acropolis.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The first time I visited these ruins, I was by myself. I had never travelled in Europe alone before and had never been to Athens. This was located right across from my hotel. Athens is a city- it's busy and noisy. Once I cross the main road and entered the park it was peaceful. The size of the temple ruins... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Huge temple with great views of the Acropolis on the nearby table rock. Huge columns still standing from what must have been a magnificent structure. Go to southeast corner for great photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is hard to imagine how the greeks ever erected such buildings. A good walk around the area, Easily found and is a good addition to all the other sites. Hadrian's Arch is next door and the National Gardens five minutes away. Small entry fee, toilets available. If you look over the far wall you will see more ruins that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice area in walking distance of the Acropolis. Very beautiful at sunset. Not much of it left, but still very cool to see

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Address: 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.