Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Ancient Ruins • Monuments & Statues
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The area
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Neighborhood: Zappeion
How to get there
  • Syntagma • 9 min walk
  • Akropoli • 9 min walk
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,367 contributions
Couples
As there is scaffolding around most of the columns there is really no big reason to enter the grounds as you can see all through the fence. But if you want to walk along to feel how very long this temple was - the largest in Greece - it’s worth the smal entrance fee. If you also want to see the Akropolis by the combination ticket and be sure also to visit the ancient Agora
Written July 19, 2022
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Gretchen L
Colorado Springs, CO400 contributions
Couples
As you walk through the yard of the Temple of Zeus its so peaceful and calm. Only 15 towers remain standing of the 104. The magnitude of the sheer size is amazing, as you can see by the pictures attached. This is located in the city. It cost 9 Euro to enter I would recommend the Combo ticket so you can see more sites for 30 Euro
Written October 20, 2021
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Shush
Kingswinford, UK163 contributions
Remains of the largest Greek temple, would have been a spectacular sight when intact. Set in a scrubby field with only one information board next to Hadrians Arch. Worth seeing but no need to pay as it is clearly visible from the boundary and restoration work means it is fenced off.
We purchased 30 euro combined ticket which works out cheaper in summer but probably not so for winter as prices are reduced, also we found there is no need to actually go into this and the Roman Agora. Another thing to watch is that seniors have a cheaper entry fee as well.
Written February 17, 2020
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JDA60
Virginia Beach, VA716 contributions
Friends
The entrance fee as it is off season is only €4. You can also buy a 5 day package that gets you into multiple sites for €30. It is worth the €4 to walk around construction on the temple started in 450BC. It is kind of cool to walk over land that Socrates might have walked on. It doesn’t take you long to see the site.
Written January 18, 2020
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Milak C
6 contributions
Friends
If this structure was restored or had more to it it would have been magnificent to behold and view but unfortunately its not got much to it except its history. Reading and understanding the history makes it worth visiting, otherwise there's not alot to see even though it is very old. Of course, I mean no disrespect but of all the places I went in Athens, this was the least interesting...maybe I'm just uncultured.

There was a painter just outside the area that was selling oil painting. His paintings were amazing and cost between 30 to a few hundred pounds depending on size but they are well worth it. If you get a chance to see them and you really love one, don't hesitate to buy it as you won't find one better for the price. I know as I searched alot of places in Athens and santorini and couldn't find a comparable painter.
Written March 13, 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,537 contributions
The entry here was covered by the combo ticket I bought at the Parthenon. Although most of the massive marble columns are currently under scaffolding you can still get a feeling of the sheer size and grandiose of this ancient temple. There is a small cafe here when you can get a drink and/or a snack
Written September 22, 2022
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permia
Ireland37,875 contributions
We first saw the marvellous columns as the sun set in an aura of golden light. We returned early morning to see it against a deep azure sky.

It’s a fabulous sight with 15 Corinthian columns of the more than 100 originals still vertical. It was interesting to learn that Corinthian capitals were added to the older Doric in 174 CE.

We saw drums from the era of Tyrant Peisistratus in the 500 BCE, attesting to its completion taking more than 600 years.

Another column is lying on the ground, separated into its component parts. It was felled by a storm in 1852.
Written September 14, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,960 contributions
Actually, I only saw it from afar while standing near to Hadrian's Arch. It was part of the free "Rick Steves Athens City Walk" audio which I was listening to. He talked us through the rich history which made seeing it all the more meaningful. The audio tour is available for free download online so I highly recommend when visiting Athens!
Written August 31, 2020
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Victoria P
5 contributions
Complete waste of money since you can look through the netting and see everything from the outside. We mainly went to use the toilet. After asking a female staff member where the toilets were we finally found them. Signage is not very helpful.

The ladies toilet was locked. I saw a staff member and asked her what us ladies who were needing the toilet were supposed to do and indicated the "out of order" sign on the only ladies toilet there was. She said "I don't know" and walked away.

So we waited until all the men had finished using the toilet, made our apologies and used theirs.

Travellers rely heavily on public toilets when travelling and this situation was not very helpful nor was the staff member who was unhelpful and walked away.

Definite waste of money. Really not much to see either. Just a few remains covered in scaffolding that you can see from the outside.
Written July 16, 2022
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JJOH
Doha, Qatar679 contributions
There are lots of great things to see in Athens but this is not one of them. The original temple on this site must have been remarkable but sadly very little remains. The few columns tgat are left are mostly obscured by scaffolding. There is little in the way of information. If it wasn’t included in my ticket or if I had known what to expect I would not have wasted my time. 2/5 is generous
Written July 11, 2022
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