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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

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Ruin Monument
What remains standing today of Temple of Olympian Zeus serves as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek architecture. Built over several years and completed in 456 BCE, the temple was dedicated to Zeus, the king of the Olympian gods. Badly damaged by both fire and earthquakes, much of the temple is in ruins, but some columns still stand. At 10.5 m tall (34.4 ft) and 2.25 m (7.4 ft) in diameter, the columns were built of local limestone and covered in white stucco. Admission is included in the ticket to the nearby Acropolis. By using our Athens trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Temple of Olympian Zeus and other attractions in Athens.
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  • We started our sights seeing here. It was an impressive temple ( what's left). Only negative was a lack of information about the temple so recommend finding something online prior  more »
  • Must see Temple. The size of what is left is amazing. As you walk around it you have to just imagine what it once was.  more »
  • There is a lot of history surrounding this Temple and its construction/destruction. I think this was the site where the tour guide provided the most information I did not know.  more »
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  • A beautiful unfinished construction. Great to see. Won't take long time. But you can relax there and imagine the glorious past. Have WC facility.
  • This temple is very impressive. The sheer scale of the architectural design is very impressive. There is a good view of the Acropolis from here.
  • Some really big columns of what remains of the biggest temple of Greece. Wish I could see what it was originally like in all of its glory, but the few columns that remain are quite remarkable. You are able to see it from outside the gate
  • Beautiful temple, just off the national garden and with a good view of the acropolis beyond. The site is small and quick to tour but it's not under construction like the acropolis so the views are unspoiled.
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus. Huge stone columns make up the remains if this temple, set in a large field. This site had toilets and good wheel chair access