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Razed almost to the ground

Despite being raided for building materials over centuries it is still apparent this was a hugely... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Glynis98
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Beautiful Archaeological Finds

Beautiful ruins of the Olympic god of Zeus. Lots of walking but worth the effort to see all the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Kathy S
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Sacramento, California
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Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Despite being raided for building materials over centuries it is still apparent this was a hugely important site. The most impressive remains were those showing the figures which are now lying n the floor but were previously upright, all around the outside. A model in...More

Thank Glynis98
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful ruins of the Olympic god of Zeus. Lots of walking but worth the effort to see all the ruins. Mostly level ground.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This temple is essentially just a ruin, but an ancient one, and nowhere near as impressive as the more or less complete temples nearby. Walk on by to see the great stuff.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Temple was never completed. Had it been it would have been one of largest built. Columns were curved on the oytside but flat on the inside-a newer technique.

Thank PGIT
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The size of this site is amazing, you really do need to see it to appreciate the amount of time, toil and lives it must have taken to erect.

Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 26 August 2016

You will simplex get blown away by the size of the temple and its columns and karyatids. Just imagine the man power they needed to complete this one

Thank Annika S
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Unlike the Temples of Concord, Juno and Hercules this temple to Zeus/Jupiter is in ruins. As you walk thru the area you can get an idea of how enormous the Temple must have been when it was standing.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tempio di Giove Olimpico/Temple of Olympian Zeus, this is one of the few temples on the site which scholars are confident as to who it was dedicated. Built in 480BC to commemorate the victory over Carthage at the battle of Himera. The temple rather than...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Temple of Olympian Zeus is in ruins, true, but the size of the parts of the columns alone is awe-inspiring. The reassembled 8-meter tall figure of the caryatid suggests the structure was huge. Judging by the reconstruction models with the Atlas figures positioned between the...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The scale of this temple is impressive (it was one of the largest in the Greek world) but it is in ruins so is a lot less interesting to visit than the Temple of Concordia or the other temples on site.

Thank Alan H
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