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Once one of the largest temples in the Greek world. In 6C B.C., the sons of Pisistrates wished to raise a huge temple, but their downfall interrupted the work, only to be restarted in the 2C B.C. The temple was only completed in 132 A.D., under Emperor Hadrian, who erected a huge statue to Zeus. The Olympieion, destroyed by the barbarians, was used as a stone quarry in the Middle Ages. Admire the 15 remaining Corinthian columns; Chateaubriand compared them to palm trees of Egypt!

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  • Address : Av. Vas. Olgas GR - 10557 Athína10557Athína
  • Phone : 21 0922 6330

Opening hours :

  • 8am-3pm - closed Sun

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