Temple of Olympian Zeus

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5 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Those pillars are impressive, and they give you a great idea of just how colossus this temple once was. Full review →



This gigantic temple was completed in AD 132 by Hadrian, who also commissioned a huge gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus for the inner chamber. Full review →

The site is floodlighted on summer evenings, creating a majestic scene

Frommer's 33

The Olympieion, also known as the Kolonnes (Columns), was one of the largest temples in the ancient world. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

You can’t miss this striking marvel, smack in the centre of Athens. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The temple was only completed in 132 A.D., under Emperor Hadrian, who erected a huge statue to Zeus. Full review →

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