Temple of Olympian Zeus

Top 1% of attractions in Athens
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

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

– Michelin Guide

Frommer's Frommer's
"The Olympieion, also known as the Kolonnes (Columns), was one of the largest temples in the ancient world." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"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
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"You can’t miss this striking marvel, smack in the centre of Athens." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Those pillars are impressive, and they give you a great idea of just how colossus this temple once was." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"This temple, whose ruins stand beyond the Arch of Hadrian, was one of the largest in the Greek world (107m by 41m)." Full review
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