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Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas | Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas and Amalias, Athens, Greece
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The sheer size of these pillars is what's most impressive here. I went on a rainy day, and didn't stay for more than 30 minutes. but it's worth a look if you have time. You can... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The sheer size of these pillars is what's most impressive here. I went on a rainy day, and didn't stay for more than 30 minutes. but it's worth a look if you have time. You can see it from the acropolis and lykavittos hill, and it looks pretty cool. The pillars themselves must be 6 stories tall at least. One... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Again if you are into history this is s place to come and appreciate. Try to imagine this building on its glory days, already looking at the Acropolis that was already 600 years old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked here from Acropolis through archeologic park and it didn't take long. Compared to Acropolis, this place was very quiet. There were less than ten of us inside, so I could enjoy the view on tall colums, trying to imagine how this temple looked like during its glory time. Info boards that are there help with this :) There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It takes only a few minutes to see this place. Only a few columns but really tall ones. This place is included in the combined ticket for the Acropolis, is really central so why not give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have walked where Gods once lived!!! Visited the ruins of Olympia whilst holidaying in Zakynthos, great value for money excursion if you enjoy a bit of ancient history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A magnificent monument of ancient Greek architecture. Every time you see them you'll be awed. There is a hotel nearby (Athens Gate Hotel) where you can have a drink or food at their view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome not only for its size but also for its importance at different times in History. Sit on a bench and admire this wonder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit right in the centre of Athens. Just beware on summer it gets very hot and there is not a shady place to stand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our view from out room at the Athens Gate Hotel across the street. Hadrian's Arch is also there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What was most overwhelming about this iconic historical piece of athens waa the way that it has been left. It is incredible looking at the fallen piece of building especially as it makes you understand how fragile each part of history is.

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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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