Athens Temple of Olympian Zeus Tickets

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Skip the line - Do not wait in line at the entrance

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Wheelchair accessible
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Experience Highlights

Discover the ruins of an ancient Greek sanctuary with this skip-the-line ticket to the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens . Skip the lines and visit this ancient temple in honour of the god Zeus. Stroll around this colossal monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and listen to the history of the city and the temple with an optional audio guide . Admire the intricate architecture of this Greek marvel and the remains of the 16 columns still standing.

  • Visit one of Athens' most famous archaeological sites with this skip-the-line entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus .
  • See the ruins of this 5th century BC UNESCO World Heritage Site .
  • Admire the 16 majestic Corinthian columns that have survived over the millennia.
  • Learn about the ancient history of the ancient city and the temple with an optional audio guide.

What’s included

  • Skip the line tickets for the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens.
  • Guided tour.
  • Audio guide (available at an additional cost).

Step by Step

See one of the greatest monuments of classical Athens with this skip-the-line entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . For lovers of the classical world, skip the queues and enter to learn about the ancient history of this ancient Greek temple. See the remains of this impressive monument dedicated to Zeus and opt for an audio guide to hear the history of classical Athens .

Located five hundred metres southeast of the Acropolis, this grandiose temple, measuring 96 metres long and 40 metres wide, was built between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC. This impressive construction, in honour of the king of Olympus and god of thunder, had 104 Corinthian columns and a gold and ivory statue of the god Zeus.

The Temple of Zeus was undoubtedly the largest of the ancient temples of Athens. Unfortunately, however, only a small part of it is preserved to this day. Construction began during the rule of Pisistratus and was not completed until seven centuries later, under the rule of Emperor Hadrian.

Although an earthquake destroyed the majestic temple, today you can still see some of its remains still standing. On a large grassy esplanade, you will see this Greek marvel and its 16 Corinthian columns that have survived over the millennia. Next to it you will also see Hadrian's Gate, an impressive 18-metre high marble arch that was built in the name of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 131 AD.

Reviews

4.8
· 198 Reviews
  • S
    Sofía
    5
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    The temple is much bigger than one would think. Once there, standing next to the pillars, one looks up and realizes how tall they are.
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    Estheban
    4
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    If you are sightseeing in Athens, you must add this place to your list. It is amazing to see the remaining columns, the one that has fallen down and also the arch of the gate. Simply breathtaking
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    Margaret
    5
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    Memories of the famous civilization. One of the sights of Athens. Highly recommended to visit
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    Leomaira
    5
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    It is fascinating to visit this site and walk the same grounds as the Olympians. Most of the site is in ruins, but there is much to see and explore.
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