The temple was dedicated to the worship of Zeus, king of the gods of Mount Olympus, and once contained a massive statue of the god. Of this, there is no trace and only fifteen of its original 104 columns still stand. Over the centuries much of its marble has been recycled or stolen for other temples, or perhaps, over the centuries, a bit of garden paving.
Tours & Tickets
Experience the essential things to do in Athens aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. You'll see all the historical and modern sights of Athens ... Read more
Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1.5 hours
Ticket is valid for 24 hours plus one day free from time of first use