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    Located on Vas. Olgas and Amalias Avenue. Fifteen impressive Corinthian columns mark the remains of the largest temple ever built in ancient Greece.
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    South of the National Garden, the site of the Olympieion encompasses both Roman monuments and the ruins of ancient buildings that once lined the river Ilissos.

    The stream itself now runs underground through the city. As was only fitting for the mighty ruler of the gods, the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Stile Olimpiou Dios) was the largest in ancient Greece. It was begun in the 6th century BC by the tyrant Peisistratus, but was only finally completed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 132.

    The temple included 104 Corinthian Columns, each 17m (56ft) high and more than 2m (7ft) thick. Today only 15 remain, and there’s no trace of the two gold and ivory statues installed by Hadrian: a giant one of Zeus and another only slightly smaller, of himself.

    To mark the separation of his own Athens – which he fondly called ‘Hadrianopolis’ – from the ancient city of Theseus, gateway – Hadrian’s Arch (pili Adrianou) – was erected facing the temple.

    Note: Whenever you see an arch, you can be sure that it is not classical Greek. The Romans introduced the arch a few centuries later.

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      • Titania (Hotel)
        1.51 Km from Temple of Olympian Zeus
        Titania Hotel is a 4 star historic hotel in the center of Athens, Greece. It is located on Panepistimiou Street, in the heart of the historical and commercial centre of the Greek capital, between the two major squares, Syntagma and Omonoia. Titania has been renovated in 2004 and 2007, is decorated with Pentelic marble, and exquisite inlaid mosaics with themes from Greek history. Titania has two of the largest conference centers in central Athens, the "Europa" and "Ouranos", h...
      • National Gallery (Athens)
        1.57 Km from Temple of Olympian Zeus
        The National Art Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum (Greek: Εθνική Πινακοθήκη, Ethniki Pinakothiki) is an art museum in Athens devoted to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century. It is directed by Marina Lambraki-Plaka.
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      • Vorres Museum
        10.20 Km from Temple of Olympian Zeus
        The Vorres Museum is a diachronic museum of folk and contemporary art in Paiania, East Attica, Greece. Its grounds cover 80 acres (320,000 m2) including several buildings, gardens and courtyards. Its collection includes over 6000 pieces covering 4000 years of Greek history and art. The museum has been donated by the Vorres family to the Greek state. Its President and Founder was Ian Vorres (1924 - 2015), who studied in Canada at Queen's University and Toronto University.
      • Folk Art Museum of Acharnes
        11.79 Km from Temple of Olympian Zeus
        The Folk Art Museum of Acharnes is a museum in Acharnes, a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. It was founded in 1977 by the local Greek Mountaineering Society, which also formed the Historical and Folklore Association in 1981, to which it bequeathed the museum in 1982. The archaeological part of the collection was then separated from the historical and folklore material and was given to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Former Minister Melina Mercouri founded for it the Archaeological Museum of ...
      • Ano Liosia Olympic Hall
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      • Attica Zoological Park
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        Attica Zoological Park, is a 20-hectare (49-acre) private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece. The zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days per year. Attica Zoological Park is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
      • Marathon Dam
        26.65 Km from Temple of Olympian Zeus
        The Marathon Dam is a gravity dam on the Charadros River, near its junction with the Varnavas Stream, 8 km (5 mi) west of Marathon and 45 km (28 mi) northeast of Athens in Greece. The dam created Lake Marathon for the primary purpose of municipal water supply. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, it was the sole supplier of water to Athens until 1959. The dam is often cited for its role in the modernization of Greece and the first recorded case of seismic activity associated with reservoir inundat...
      • Terra Vibe Park
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        Terra Vibe is a park in Attica, Greece, which is used as a venue for large-scale outdoor events, such as concerts and festivals. Opened in 2004, it has hosted events such as the Rockwave Festival and Terra Vibe Festival, and covers 40 acres (160,000 m2). In 2010, the Sonisphere Festival took place and the Big Four of thrash metal performed with headliners Metallica. Mötley Crüe were due to play Rockwave in 2009 as part of the Crüe Fest tour but due to heavy rain in the Malakasa area, the venue w...

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      • Agia Aikaterini Church
        Found on Kidathineon street near the Plaka centre, turn left into Farmaki at the far end of the square. This route leads to the 12th-century church of Agia Ekaterini (St Catherine), which sits in a sunken courtyard. A couple of Ionic columns which jut up in front of the palm trees are believed to be the remains of a Roman bath.
        Agia Aikaterini Church Chairefontos, Athina 105 56, Greece
      • Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

        The Monument of Lysicrates (Mnimion Liskratous) dates from the 4th century BC. The six Corinthaian columns support a dome built from a single block of marble.

        On top stood a bronze tripod awarded to a boys’ chorus in a drama competition staged in 334 BC. The frieze depicts Dionysus transforming Etruscan pirates into dolphins. In the 17th century, Capuchin monks incorporated the monument in their monastery (which later burned down).

        In 1810 Lord Byron stayed there and wrote poetry sitting between the columns.

        Choragic Monument of Lysicrates Epimenidou 3, Athina 105 58, Greece
      • Plaka

        Plaka, Athens’ oldest quarter, is the most charming part of the city. Strictly speaking, the whole area south of Ermou Street is Plaka, but the heart lies close to the Acropolis.

        The two main thoroughfares are Kidathineon and Adrianou, which intersect just below Platika Filikis Eterias, the quarter’s large, leafy main square.

        A mixture of ancient ruins, Byzantine churches and lively taverns are packed into under half a square kilometer. The main delight here is the atmosphere of the winding streets, many of which follow ancient footpaths climbing up towards the Acropolis. Without warning you’ll come upon stunning views of the Acropolis, the Agora, or the distant peak of Mount Lycabettus (Likavittos).

        Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
      • Acropolis Museum

        After you’ve admired the temples, visit the Acropolis Museum, sitting unobtrusively in a hollow at the southeast corner. Every exhibit in the cool interior was found on the site.

        The first three galleries contain pre-classical works of the 6th century BC. Ancient Greek sculptures are admired as the first to portray the human form in a natural, though the human form in a natural, though idealized way.

        They also produced some splendid animals. See, for example, the collection of Four Horses (570 BC) in room no. 2, especially the two in the centre with their hands turned shyly towards and another.

        Also this room is the outstanding Moschophoros – a marble statue of a man carrying on his half shoulders as a votive offering. Note the symmetry of the calf’s legs and the man’s arms, as well as the tension in his muscles and the detail of his hair.

        In rooms 4 and 5 you have a chance to study the evolution of the enigmatic smile and almond-shaped eyes that characterize the archaic period. The Man on Horseback (560 BC) is a fine example, even though the head is a copy (the Louvre has the original). Most of the statues in these rooms are kore young women), which stood in the temples as handmaidens to the gods wearing a heavy shawl, or peplos, over her tunic, is superb.

        Most famous is no. 674, also known as the Almond-Eyed Kore. Dating from about 580 BC, this enchanting work captures the spiritual ideal in human form. After Persian invaders ran riot through the temple in 480 BC, this kore and other ‘violated’ statues were ritually buried by the Greeks, and lay undiscovered until 1885. The head of the ‘Blonde Youth’ (which was named after the yellow colour that once covered his hair) and the statue of the Kritios Boy are examples of the archaic to the classical age of sculpture. Both originate from around 480 BC and show stirrings of individual property.

        Room 7 and 8 display parts of the Parthenon frieze and other fragments of sculpture. Watch for the splendid gods – Poseidon, Apollo and Artemis – awaiting the arrival of the Panatheniac procession. The relief of a winged goddess taking off her sandal from the temple of Athena Nike, illustrates the incredible skill with which Greek sculptors captured the relation between dress and the body.

        The museum’s final display is the original Caryatids from the Erechtheion – now safely protected behind glass and special lighting.

        Acropolis Museum Dionysiou Areopagitou Street 15, Αθήνα 117 42, Greece
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        Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
      • Tripodon
        Featuring impressive balconied villas from the early 19th century this street is worthy of a visit.

        In ancient times, winners of Dionysian contests placed their prizes – tripods filled with sacred oil – on pedestals along this street, whence its name, ‘Street of the Tripods’.
        Tripodon, Athina, Greece
      • Theatre of Dionysus

        The famous plays of Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus and Arisophanes were first staged here in the Theatro Dionisou beneath the Acropolis, in what is now a rebuilt but crumbling theatre.

        The original, 5th-century-BC theatre had seats hacked out of the earth around a circular stone dancing stage, flush with the ground. The semi-circular marble orchestra that you see today was sculptured by the Romans; the carved relief depicting scenes from Dionysus’ life forms the façade of a raised stage. The backdrop of stone, skene, gave us the world scene.

        The theatre held about 17.000 spectators. The names of top officials were curved into 67 front-row thrones of Pentelic marble. The place of honour is the lion-footed throne of the high priest of Dionysus Eleftherious.

        Juste behind it stands the throne of Hadrian. Before and after a play, Athenians would promenade in the Stoa of Eumenes (Stoa Evmenous), an arched, two-tiered colonnade built in the 2nd century BC; only a section of it remains. It ran more than 150m (1500ft) from the theatre along to the smaller Odeon of Herodes Atticus.


        Theatre of Dionysus Mitseon 25, Athina 117 42, Greece
      • National Garden
        The National Garden is an oasis of green in Athens’ concrete forest. On Sunday morning, families and balloons sellers stroll the winding paths lined with exotic greenery and busts of modern poets. Peacocks, stray cats, a playground and a small zoo are among the attractions.
        National Garden Amalias 1, Αμαλίας 1, Athina 105 57, Greece
      • Agii Theodori Church
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        Agii Theodori Church Malamou, Athina 116 36, Greece
      • Parthenon

        The French poet Lamartine called the Parthenon the ‘most perfect poem in stone’ and it is truely the magnificent beauty of the greatest architectural achievement of classical Greece.

        The Parthenon – meaning Temple of the Virgin – was dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and justice, protectress of the city. It was designed by the sculptor Phidias using ancient principles of sacred numerology, geometry and architecture, and was executed by master architects Ictinus and Callicrates.

        The columns swell gently at the middle, leaning slightly inward, and the floor surface is convex. It is quite astonishing, but nowhere in the temple is there a straight line. One theory holds that this was designed to counteract the optical illusion by which straight lines, seen from a distance, appear to bend. All the subtly curving departures from both true vertical and horizontal give life and rhythmic movement to the stone. What’s more – and this is the architectural stroke of genius – they give the structure a magnificent symmetry.

        Aside from its cult functions, this supreme example of the Doric temple symbolized Athenian imperial glory as well as holding the national treasury. Ancient pagan temples were meant to be appreciated from the outside, so the Parthenon’s altar, where live offerings were slaughtered, actually stood outside the building, positioned opposite the eastern façade. Only a handful of privileged persons – priests or high officials – were permitted to enter the sacred cella (inner temple).

        Those admitted were able to view Phidias’ masterpiece, the 12m (39ft) high statue depicting Athena Parthenos, Athena the virgin, made of wood and covered with ivory and gold. The great ancient Greek historian Thucydides records its weight as 40 talents (1,052kg) or 2,320lb) which was a conservative estimate. By the 4th century AD it had vanished forever, but you can see a 2nd century AD copy, the Varvakeion Athena, in the National Archaeological Museum – at 1½ the original size.

        The decoration of the Parthenon was arguably the most ambitious of any temple the world has seen, with sculptures at three levels. Little of this remains. The renowned ‘Elgin Marblrs’ were removed by the British ambassador to Constantinople at the start of the 19th century with Turkish permission, and are now in the British Museum in London. Since then the Greek government has lobbied long and hard for their return.

        Above the plain beam resting on the columns were 92 panels, each sculpted at 1.2m (4ft) square, called metopes, illustrating scenes of ancient conflict. Over the centuries most have been destroyed or removed (12 are in the British Museum). The best one that is still on show here is of a young Lapith, a mountain tribesman from Thessaly, struggling with a centaur.

        Two massive triangular pediments, now virtually empty, crown the front and rear ends of the Parthenon. Once they were adorned with some 50 larger – than – life statues representing the legends of Athena. 

        Parthenon Athens 105 58, Greece

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        • Take a tour that talks either about the history of Athens or the Greek mythology. That will explain the importance of the Temple of Zeus. Very impressive if you can find out the importance of that temple. Good spot to visit. I also recommend that you buy the €30 ticket pass for the major sites you will most likely visit during your stay. It will come out cheaper in the end and you have 5 days to visit all the included sites.
        • Visiting The Temple of Zeus is a rare experience. It’s an old monument in Ancient Greece that has preserved through thousands of years. The park is also well maintained and a really nice place to go with close family and old friends. The Ministry of Culture could do better by assigning a tour guide to explain this history since there isn’t much to see or explore by oneself.
        • Went there early November. Weather is fine and we paid €3/person to enter. There was ticket for sale €30 for most attraction places but we didn’t get them. You might need to do some homework before getting there as not much information available there.
        • A wonderful place, less crowded than the Acropolis so it’s perfect to feel the magic and grandeur of antiquity. A must.
        • This temple was dedicated to Zeus, the King of the Gods. Construction started in the 6th century BC but wasn’t completed until about 132 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Located smack dab in the center of Athens, it was the largest Corinthian temple in Greece. Its 104 columns were a massive 55 feet tall and 5 feet round! The temple was sacked, repurposed, and quarried throughout the centuries. All that’s left today are 16 columns – 15 standing and 1 collapsed on the ground. Nothing remains of the colossal statues of Zeus and Hadrian that were once here. There is a good view of the Acropolis and Hadrian’s Gate is nearby. If you’re going to be in Athens for a few days, check out the combo ticket that includes entry here.


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