Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus with an e-ticket combined with an inspiring self-guided audio tour on your smartphone.
Marvel at the remains of a colossal temple at the pulsating heart of Athens and end your walk with a stop at the balaneion, the Greek public bath. Step inside one of the most potent landmarks of Greece and enjoy a unique experience!
As you approach the Great Propylon, you will have the chance to freshen up your Greek Mythology and listen to the story of the Great Deluge, the divine wrath that fell upon humankind on a day when Zeus felt kind of stormy! Weaving through the enormous 17 metre-high pillars you will set on a riotous journey back in time to learn about the turbulent 700-year history of the construction of the temple and its fate throughout the centuries. At the same time, this is a gripping coming-of-age story of the city itself as it is rolled into a brilliantly tied narrative. Among many other stories, you will learn about the gory bloodbath upon which the city was founded by legendary Theseus, the attempts of an Athenian tyrant and a Roman emperor to juxtapose their rule over men to the celestial power of Zeus, as well as the event of a ferocious thunderstorm that brought about terrible damages to the temple and premonitions of imminent disaster among the locals in 19th century Athens. Finally, you will end your tour at close proximity to the temple, where you will discover the relics of an ancient bathhouse and learn about the rejuvenating benefits of public baths.
This is an unmissable opportunity to explore the largest temple of Ancient Greece and to see the city’s history coming to life through an award-winning storytelling concept!
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|Address||Leof. Vasilissis Olgas 2, Athina 105 57|
|Starting point||The entrance of the Olympieion|
|Finishing point||Leof. Vasilissis Olgas 2, Athina 105 57|
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|Areas||Temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion|
|Opening hours||1 November - 31 March 2019 8:30-16:00 1 April - 15 May 2019: 8:00-18:00 16 May - 31 August: 8:00-20:00 September: 8:00-19:30 October: 8:00-18:30|
|Mandatory Items||headphones, charged smartphone|
|Directions to Starting Point||The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a mere 4 minutes from the Acropolis metro station. You’ll take the exit towards Makrigianni street and walk up the road until you reach Dionysiou Areopagitou. From there, you’ll turn right and walk about 40 meters to arrive at Vasilissis Amalias avenue. Just behind Hadrian’s Arch, you will see the imposing view of the Temple of Zeus.|
Why take a self-guided tour?
This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.
You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.
After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.