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Temple of Olympian Zeus

The archaeological site of Olympieion stands in the heart of Athens’ city center, close to the National Garden and Syntagma square. The sixteen imposing columns that survive to this day are the remnants of a temple dedicated to Olympian Zeus. Its construction started in the 6th century BC and was completed several centuries later in 125 BC. At the time the impressive temple featured 104 columns and several statues of gods and Roman emperors. Unfortunately, over the following centuries, most of the columns were destroyed. However, the Temple of Olympian Zeus still remains an awe-inspiring monument and one of the most important landmarks in Greece.

Listen to its complete story with Clio Muse Tours self-guided tour as you stand by the 17-meter high columns and enjoy a stroll in this green oasis.

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