Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Top 1% of attractions in Athens
8 / 10

5 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
"The Olympieion, also known as the Kolonnes (Columns), was one of the largest temples in the ancient world." Full review
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
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The site is floodlighted on summer evenings, creating a majestic scene
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
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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