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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
"The Athens half-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens the Academy of Athens and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden Hadrian’s Arc St. Paul’s Church Parliament
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
"Syntagma Metro station where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones an aqueduct from the 5th century BC pottery a 2000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. See the House of Parliament guarded by elite soldiers known as Evzones. The tomb of the Unknown soldier can be found at the front of the building.Heading down El. Venizelos Street you will see the Numismatic museum comprising 400
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip
"Morning: Athens Sightseeing TourAfter pickup from your Athens hotel in the morning by comfortable air-conditioned coach visit the Acropolis the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens. See several monuments atop its rocky base including the awesome Parthenon the Propylea the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion
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THE TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS

Favorite thing Also known as the Olympeion, THE TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS is located on Amalias Avenue about 500 meters south-east of the Acropolis.
The Temple was built of marble from Mount Pentelus. It consisted of 104 Corinthean columns, each 17 meters high. Only 15 of these columns remain standing today.

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LoriPori
Jun 25, 2007

Temple of Zeus with the Acropolis in background

Favorite thing This is the Temple of Zeus with the Acopolis sitting in the distance.

Fondest memory This location has a lot to offer. Arches and temples and Roman baths remains......

You can see stones with numbers on them which date so long ago. I stayed there for hours just trying to let the history sink in.

There was a location where they were excavating more ruins..........so I just watched them trying to be a part of it all....

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Kodi01
Mar 02, 2003

THE ANCIENT CITY OF ATHENS / Olympieion

Favorite thing One of the most important monuments

Fondest memory Temple of Zeus Olympios. It was tripteral octastyle on the two narrow sides, and dipteral eikosastyle on the long sides, that is, it was surrounded by 104 Corinthian columns in total. Inside the building, along the north and south walls, there was an additional Ionic colonnade. The temple was built between A.D. 124 and 132.

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matza
Dec 19, 2002

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Favorite thing Temple of Olympian Zeus

Fondest memory
This is the largest temple in Greece and took over 700 years to build. (unbelievable!!)

There were 104 Corinthian columns (17m high with a base diameter of 1.7m), of which only 15 remain today. (Such stories are everywhere in Athens.)

It's said one fallen column was blown down in a gale!! What a terrible gale!! Then what will happen if there's an earthquake? Even if only a slight one. :-)

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JUNLI
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Visit the temple to Zeus.

Fondest memory The granduer of these old temples is something you should not miss. Take a refresher course in Greek mythology before going, it will give you a different perspective when seeing these ruins.

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Martin_S.
Aug 24, 2002

Sun and stones

Favorite thing Dont try this at home...
It was 40 degrees and the sun was just over our heads, and there were some of those antique ruins.
Guess how I felt?

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"A Dream Holiday Destination"
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"Athina mou..."
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"Athens afterwords"
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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

It is a great way to spend money on food. Also known as ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΓΟΡΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ, it is located between...
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Numismatic Museum

It’s probably the museum that I have passed by more than an other in Athens but it was only November 2015 when I visited for the first time (because a friend that we had a meeting near by told me he...
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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...
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Museum of Cycladic Art

A collection of ancient treasures. The museum consists a wide range of exhibits, ranging from the Cycladic period to ancient Greek period and even a segment on contemporary art work. The contents...
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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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Tzistarakis Mosque

It is located on Μοναστηράκι and is easily accessible by metro. It was built in 1759 and has no minaret. This is still a problem for the Muslim...
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