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Temple of Olympian Zeus

At Leoforos Vas. Olgas and Amalias and easily seen from the street, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #33 of 188 attractions in Athens
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Not heaps to see here but well worth a look, especially if you have the 12 euro entry ticket from the Acropolis. Cool temple and awesome to see a pillar that has collapsed as you can see the rounds of marble that had been stacked on top of each other once upon a time. Nice grass area to sit in... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed at a hotel (Athens Gate Hotel) that overlooked this beautiful site, so we studied it from the roof top restaurant before we actually visited it. it is an impressive example of the architecture of the era -- quite grand in its scale and presentation. We were able to walk over from out hotel to visit this site and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Incredible how a lot of the temples have survived. this is a really interesting site right next to Harridans Arch and near the national gardens. Right near Sygrou fix tram.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Can easily look around in about 10-15 minutes but if you want to hear the history and find out more about the Temple of Olympian Zeus then would recommend a guide. It is very much worth stopping to have a look as in the middle of all the attractions and worth stopping to imagine how it would have looked!

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Jupiter, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A great site that is not a big hike or mountain climb to get to unlike the acropolis. The views of the Temple as well as the acropolis above are well worth a few dozen photos. We particularity enjoy the many friendly temple cats.

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Island of Malta, Malta
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It's a must see and only 15 mins away from the acropolis. Take a tour or a guide book and just take your time to image the gem this place once was :)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is obviously one of the must-see places when in Athens....but besides the columns, there isnt much to do or see. Could knock out this one in 15-20 minutes of casual strolling. No literature is available, so be sure to take your guidebook with you to know the history around it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This colossal ruined temple is right in the centre of Athens. It is worth including this on your list of archaeological sites to visit. Today, although there are only 15 columns standing, the sheer size and scale of those columns provide a wonderful insight into how impressive this temple dedicated to Zeus would have been originally. One column lies on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This temple dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, was the one of the largest temples in ancient Greece. It had housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world, but was destroyed during the Persian invasion :(. The ruins today still provides an amazing glimpse of the its granduer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Is kind of far, but worth the visit. Better to go by car, and drive by the shore. Even though it's a little more far to go by the shore, the view is much better.

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