Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
Categories: Ruins, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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The size of this temple is like nothing I've seen in Greece yet. Only 15 of the once 104 columns are still standing, but from that alone you can tell how large it is. There are some other ruins at the... read more »
This amazing temple can be seen from different parts of the city. It is very well preserved and you might feel small when visiting it. It has huge columns and it is located in a big and open area clos... read more »
There isn't a need to go in and see this, I went because it was free that day. The views from the hotels and from outside are enough to see the magnitude of this structure! Lovely.
A nice little set of ruins to look at. You can pay 6 euros to go into the site or purchase a group ticket for 30 euros to see 6 sites - go for the latter as it includes the Parthenon, which itself costs 20 euros. The temple is really just about 7 pillars (one collapsed) and you can walk around it. It doesn't sound like much, but I quite enjoyed it.
Josep Aguilera Estrada
A nice little set of ruins to look at. You have to pay 6 euros to go into the site. The temple is really just about 7 pillars (one collapsed) and you can walk around it. It doesn't sound like much, but It is very interesting. You can also see around some roman terms and the rests of old roman houses. Really interesting.
This is an awesome site if you like temples. Not so much if you don't. The scale if the place compared to the Parthenon is incredible
Not much inside which cannot be seen through the gate on the road for free. Recommend walking by while seeing the Olympic stadium which is much more worthwhile to pay entry for, especially if you are seeing the Acropolis
It an amazing site. Just wish that more was restored or there was better information about how the temple was originally
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