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. Put Temple 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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  • The pages are quite impressive. But otherwise there's nothing to see. You can relax on the grass and enjoy the warm sun. You can give. Relative escaped from walking.
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  • Athens gives the travel @ the opportunity to see magnificent archaeological sites, like this one, inserts in the middle of the city, past and present Greeks living in this friendly and interesting city.
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  • Limited time 5 minutes. Seeking a position of the entire Temple around. Here is the Temple of Olympian Zeus is where I really thought it was. Definitely memorable once in a lifetime (be ▽ ')
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  • Superbly pleasant wandering around the columns with the scale this would have been a huge temple. The detailing on the columns still remain are a joy to behold. Great views of Acropolis in the distance and the buzz of the main road next door echo in the ears but partially obscured by bushes. About €3 well worth it for a half hour or so needed to experience this.
  • Who the hell is disappointed by ruins? What did you expect? More or less of them? Ruins of a great culture that baffle the mind that they still stand after all this time. We went in march and chamomile was in bloom, the smell was breathtaking. By the way, if you're a student in an EU country, don't forget to show your pass: free entry.
  • One of the many places with archeological interest at the historical centre of Athens. The ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus, pretty impressive and remarkable sightseeing. The visit is not a time consuming one, many good spots for photos.
  • A very interesting site! You can't really feel how tall the columns are until you go near them. Very impressive!! Fun fact. There used to be 106 of them originally but only 16 remained standing until 1852 when, during a storm, one of the columns was struck by a lightning. You can still see it on the ground, though.
  • Stunning remains of a temple, set with the Acropolis in the background. Quite a short visit if you want to pay to enter, and it's located directly next to Hadrian's Arch, so I would definitely recommend popping in for a wander around.
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