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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47.07% 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
This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Athens! The Temple of Olympian Zeus was awesome in every possible way. You could just feel history while standing there, and I loved it. And seeing the Acropolis very clearly in the background definitely made some memorable pictures. It's a short visit. I only stayed half an hour, but it only costs 3 euro to see it, so please go! You won't regret it :-)
Amazing place, and incredibly fascinating. However, once you've seen it, you quickly get bored of it. Having to walk up a cliff in the sweltering hot weather really puts you off. Luckily, there are a few water taps to refill bottles and a public toilet up there. Overall, I think it's a great place if your in the area, but I wouldn't head there just to see the temple
The magnitude of the temple would be breathtaking if it would survive 2000 years of history! Just standing next to the columns makes you feel so little and awed. It is an architecturally stunning landmark in Athens. This together with the history and mythology associated with the Temple, makes this a must-visit attraction in Athens.
Cool place to visit, great place for a nice photo opportunity. Watch your step as there are cats and dogs that leave droppings. Other than that it is awesome!
Nice place to visit but it takes you just a short walk around it. But the entrance is not expensive. Just 3€ so if you have enough time and you want to spend it somehow, go here. It is nice to visit if you are already in Athens.