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Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Alt Name:
- The Olympeion
- Ancient Rome
- 100AD - 199AD
- The Acropolis, The Parthenon,
The Erechtheion, Athens National Archaeological Museum,
about Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympeion is one of the biggest - if not actually the biggest - ancient temples in Greece.
Vast and impressive, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was begun by Peisistratus the Young in the sixth century BC but various events and circumstances meant it took hundreds of years to construct. It was the Roman emperor Hadrian who finally completed it in around 132AD.
The archaeological site of the Temple of Olympian Zeus contains not just the ancient temple but also other ruins. Amongst these are some other ancient temples, the remains of a defensive wall, some Roman baths and even homes.
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Address: The Olympeion, Vassilisis Olgas, Athens 10557
Phone: +30 210 9226330
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is open 7:30am-6pm (sometimes to 7:30pm). Full €2, Reduced €1 or by combined ticket: Full €12, Reduced €6. Valid (for 48hrs) for Acropolis Museum, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.
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