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 whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The entrance fee as it is off season is only €4. You can also buy a 5 day package that gets you into multiple sites for €30. It is worth the €4 to walk around construction on the temple started in...  more »
  • If you are sightseeing in Athens, you must add this to your list. It is incredible to see the remaining columns, the one that has fallen & also the gateway arch. Just breath taking.  more »
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  • This is a pretty simple site, with just a few massive monumental columns of the old temple left standing and one fallen. You can see most of it from outside, but to really get a sense of its scale you need to get up close. It's a great place to get a combination ticket for the Acropolis and other sites as there's hardly ever a queue here.
  • The temple of Zeus is a magnificent ruin of an ancient temple. The details on the pillars and just their sheer size is astonishing. If you like ancient temples, this is a sure visit. The admission fee isnt too high, but its something to keep in mind.
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