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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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Historical column parc

Very close to Syntgma Square lies the Temple of Olympian Zeus - walk there and take a stroll through the National Garden on the way there. The temple is recommended not only for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marlon C
Zürich, Switzerland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's part of your joint ticket with the Acropolis and although you just walk around the stone pillars are very impressive! Even the toppled pillar is like giant Jenga! The staff were a bit abrupt on entry and exit but ignore that and it's a great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can see this site from outside the fence - sure, but it doesn't really do it justice. Buy the 12 Euro multi entry ticket at the Acropolis and this is 1 of the entries it gets you.

Thank Reginald S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The remaining towers of this monument are beautiful in their setting on a knoll. Once again after seeing all the others this is a bit of a disappointment but near Plaka and to not spend a few minutes would be a shame. Bear in mind at one time there were 104 columns and a new light shines on it!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came to this area while I was in Athens and was not very impressed. It was a clearing with several columns in it and it looks like most of the area was undergoing construction.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Temple of Zeus is a short walk from the Acropolis so it is easy to see both in the same day. There are signs describing the various ruins on the property. Be very careful walking in the shade -- small 3 inch diameter trees had been cut down and there were short stumps sticking 2 to 3 inches out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very close to Syntgma Square lies the Temple of Olympian Zeus - walk there and take a stroll through the National Garden on the way there. The temple is recommended not only for its historical context but also for the interesting photo scenary without hundreds of tourists (acropolis...) and because the Hadrians Arch is situated right at the end of... More 

Thank Marlon C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a red hot day but pictured what it would be like back in antiquity. Not much to see and do so a quick tour is sufficent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the Centre of Athens while Zeus, was the king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC but was partially ruined. It's ticket is included by the "master" ticket (12 Euros) which covers: - Acropolis - Agora - Museum inside Agora - North and South Slopes of Agora - Kerameikos - Hadrian Library - Zeus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Area is large with a lot to see. Plenty of walking. Plenty of ruins to take pictures. A guided tor guide is highly recommended to point out points of interests, add history and additional insights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to this place was like walking through time and being able to feel what it was like to be in the presence of greatness. Nothing can compare in the history books for what you can experience by visiting this place. Nothing in history books or movies can compare to the oneness at being there personally.

Thank Denise L

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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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