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Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas | Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas and Amalias, Athens, Greece
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Monument to the King of Gods

This is in the heart of Athens City. This colossal pillars that is still remaining intact will be of interest to anybody who likes classical history. One could see this from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Muscat, Oman
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Somma Lombardo, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If visited with the right guide you can only learn to love and appreciate every detail of this place. The impressive high of those columns will give you an approximate idea of how wonderful this place could have been.

Thank Gabiancarola
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not much to see, but not to be missed out on either. Have a stroll around this temple dedicated to Olympion Zeus and gaze upon the huuuuge pillars. This had to be an amazing place in ancient times. No crowd whatsoever, it must not be one of the more desirable touristical attraction. Don't forget to have a look at the... More 

Thank angelatommy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow this is a significant historical landmark, it is not very well preserved. There are much better preserved temples in Athens, such as the temple of the Hephaestus in the ancient agora. Still worth it if you bought the €30 pass.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is in the heart of Athens City. This colossal pillars that is still remaining intact will be of interest to anybody who likes classical history. One could see this from the Acropolis and also from Mount Lycabettus. This monument is only within walking distance from Panathenaic Stadium. Fallen columns are lying on the ground adjacent to the intact ones.

Thank njan45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is within walking distance of the Plaka shopping area. It was a nice way to spend 45 minutes or so seeing remnants of history without the crowds. It is easy to see this place, because it is small (contained in one area), and on relatively level ground, so walking is not difficult. I especially enjoyed looking at the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could see this from the Acropolis. The size and sight of this is amazing! Well worth the trip and the walk around. During high season, try to do this in the morning so you beat the heat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anybody into classical history will love it included in Acropolis multi ticket should be visited both day and nigjt

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

visited as part of the combo ticket. a few pillars left. the view of it from atop the Acropolis is actually much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easily accessible - I loved the magnificence in architecture, and although much of it is just ruins, and is missing most of the temple (which was stolen by the British, put to display in the British Museum :( !!), it is still worth the view.

Thank Zane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to walk around National Garden to see it. It was a stunning temple, so grand that you learn to appreciate its historical value. The ground is huge and if you walk around you will find some seats around and just enjoy the view.

Thank ernestoqueensny

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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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