Temple Of Olympian ZeusCurrently Closed
- Address: The Olympeion, Vassilisis Olgas, Athens 10557, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2109226330
- Ticket Price: 2 EUR
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building
The Columns of Olympian Zeus or the temple of Zeus is a structure that represents the magnificence of ancient Greece but lies in a state of decadence today. What used to be perhaps the largest temple in Greece now remains as a few odd columns. This doesn’t make it any less beautiful to see though.
The temple used to have a whopping 104 columns and although only 15 remain now, one marvels at their beauty and intricacy. A column which fell in the medieval ages has cracked into several discs and they have been preserved here in the same state. As a beautiful ruin and as a reminder of the past, this place is very interesting to see. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 7 days.
- A ticket than includes all the archeological sites in Athens will include this and will be a much cheaper option.
- This place will be included in combined tickets with sites like the ancient agora and the temple of Hephaestus.
- Buying a combined ticket is much cheaper.
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47.46% of people who visit Athens include Temple Of Olympian Zeus in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
31.77% of people start their Temple Of Olympian Zeus visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Temple Of Olympian Zeus
84.8% of people prefer walking in order to reach Temple Of Olympian Zeus
Well maintained impressive Greek Antiquity site. Could use a few more signs to describe the historical importance of the grounds, but it's nothing Google can't help with. Worth a visit especially if you buy the combo ticket with the Acropolis and both Forums. 6€/3€ high/low season.
Very beautiful site. The stonework in the remaining columns is just plain amazing. Unfortunately there isn't much left for us to marvel at. As a standalone site I would be upset I paid for a ticket to get in. But as part of the Acropolis Combo ticket I was very happy I got to see it. The staff were super friendly and the gentleman at the gate even introduced me to Hera (named after Zeus's wife), the dog that lives at the site and gave me a bit of a history lesson.
Best column design in Athens! Loved the detail. Worth getting up close to check out the views as a good supplement to the Acropolis. Try going in the evening for awesome moonlight views. I only wish there was more explanation on site. Takes easily 30 minutes to complete.
One of the main attraction in Athens. Well maintained historical site. The Temple of Olympian Zeus also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to Olympian Zeus. Fifteen columns remain standing today and a sixteenth column lies on the ground where it fell during a storm in 1852.
Awesome site! Would recommend the visit and it doesn't take long to see. Also, a good idea would be to come here in the afternoon and get the multi ticket. Literally no line at the ticket booth, my wife and I saw all sites available via the multi ticket within three days of purchase (multi ticket is €30pp - 09.2018)