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“Impressive structure”

Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Ranked #26 of 358 things to do in Athens
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Impressive structure”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Athens are about ruins and archeological sites. So if you are expecting something else don't visit. I found this structure very impressive but I looked at it as a part of history of the world. It was something more in the past. It was worth visiting to take some good pictures. If you stand in one of the corners you can get this temple, acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian in one picture. I paid €12 for joined ticked and this ticket covered some of the archeological sites in Athens (including Acropolis).

Visited September 2013
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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“Temple of zeus”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

we were not allowed to go near , and took pictures from the gate leading to the temple. the 4 columns are what remains of the temple of zeus

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“It was fine”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Indeed, like much reviewers say, there is not much here. But if you are in Athens, this is one of the monuments that you must have visited. It is one open field, so when the weather is hot, make sure you have some water with you. It is nice to take a picture of this giant monument.

Visited August 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Depends what you like”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Yes, there are only a few pillars of what was one of the most impressive temples in Ancient Greece, but to look at them is incredible the sheer size of the place should humble anyone looking at it. In addition the other ruins around the grounds are very interesting, including parts of the Themistoclean wall. If you're not particularly interested in looking at the details of ancient monuments, or if you're very short on time, then you can just go to Hadrians arch and look at it through the fence.

Visited November 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“Not much here”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were taken here only because the Acropolis was closed, being a Monday. Only a few pillars remain of what must have once been a magnificent temple. Our guide was good (GO Tours) and spiced up the visit with tales from Greek mythology. You can actually have a good view of the temple from outside instead of paying the fare to go inside.

Visited August 2013
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