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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

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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. PutTemple of Olympian Zeus into our Athens day trip planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • That was an amazing experience. We all felt like not just walking around a historical monument but like living in a past period of our lives. Don’t know if can explain it properly but the vibes over.....  more
    That was an amazing experience. We all felt like not just walking around a historical monument but like living in a past period of our lives. Don’t know if can explain it properly but the vibes over.....  more »
  • Not really worth a visit at the moment as it is under renovation, and if you have been up to the Acropolis, this will fall very short as an experience. 
    Not really worth a visit at the moment as it is under renovation, and if you have been up to the Acropolis, this will fall very short as an experience.  more »
  • This only cost us 8 Euros for both us of us. It was really nice to walk around the grounds and see everything. We went mid morning and maybe saw 10 other people during our time in the grounds. We.....  more
    This only cost us 8 Euros for both us of us. It was really nice to walk around the grounds and see everything. We went mid morning and maybe saw 10 other people during our time in the grounds. We.....  more »
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  • Since my last visit 5 years ago access had been restricted to half the site. So, much of the interesting archeology was unreachable. However, it was great to see huge efforts going into preserving this one of a kind monument.
  • The beauty of the ancient history of this city is astonishing. It's difficult to realize that monuments like this have thousands of years of history and are still standing. Surely impressive for someone who passes by especially the first time.
  • Still awe inspiring, but somewhat fragmentary and most of the still standing elements are under heavy restoration and structural support. I'd imagine that once finished and secure it will be stunning.
  • Another amazing historical landmark to visit. Take your time and enjoy every thing it has to offer. Smaller than expected but we'll worth the visit
  • Sad place ... such big area and such beautiful and massive slopes, but they let one slope to fall recently and whole place looks like without any curator's care (you can't imagine whole temple and its surroundings). The place miss genius loci or some kind of atmospere.

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