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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
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Amazing to be in an ancient ruin...wonder how it must have for our ancestors worshiping Zeus...large area...not much left standing...some pillars are laying on the ground...easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After being overcrowded while visiting the Acropolis, I went to this temple and loved the peace and quiet while looking at the ancient beauty. It is included in the ticket price when you purchase your Acropolis ticket - so take advantage and enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing to be in an ancient ruin...wonder how it must have for our ancestors worshiping Zeus...large area...not much left standing...some pillars are laying on the ground...easy to access...a fee must be paid to enter...better to get group ticket for many sights...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This temple was monument to Olympian god Zeus and its amazes! Very pity, that now left only 14 columns, but you can imagine how hard it was to build such a thing! TIP: You can access this site for free, If you save your ticket from Acropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A colossal ruined temple in the center of Athens built for Zeus, the king of the Olympian gods. Worth a visit definitively.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing much to shout about unfortunately as not much there. Not sure it was worth the trip really. Need 10 mins.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Not much to see, but what to see is beautiful! It is a marvel how they have build it so long time ago and so big and tall. The price of admittance is 2€ or 12 for the whole Akropolis tour.. it is a need to See, but nothing more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

In the middle of the city, size of a football field. I wasn't expecting much when I arrived at this site. Wasn't disappointed though. Walk the entire perimeter to see some of the plots that were homes, statues, and other historical information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I do not want to say not worth as all is close by but there is not much to be seen. Few columns and nothing more. Or it is close by to acropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent historical site. I recommend a guide as you will get more from the experience. The scale of the structures is so impressive for the time they were constructed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A magnificent giant ruins that showed me how great was the Greek! Better to bring umbrella or at least cap/hat to cover you from the sun.

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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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