The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion) is an ancient former temple situated in the city of Athens, Greece. The temple was built from the 6th century BC to the 2nd century AD, it was dedicated to Zeus from the Olympian Gods. The temple was recognised far afield due to its 104 colossal columns. The temple fell to ruins in the 3rd century and was pillaged. It was never repaired and today only fifteen of the original columns still stand and makeup part of a large ancient site. The temple also had two statues one of Zeus and one of Roman Emperor Hadrian, neither of these statues remain today.
The temple is a short walk away from the ‘Acropoli’ metro stop, which is served by the M2 line. The 2, 4, 9, 11, 200 and 209 buses all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
To enter the area around the temple ruins will cost you 6 euros. It is open daily from 8am-3pm from October to April and 8am-8pm May to September.