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The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός, Naos tou Olympiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

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Comments (454)

Fernando Delgado Ram… on March 31, 2012

Very nice shot, varkos. I'pe someday going there, very beautiful place. Greets from Venezuela!

Le Xuan Hung on April 2, 2012

Very impressive cloudy sky and it's 'rolling'. Nice photo. Like.

Greetings from Vietnam, Le Xuan Hung.

volnat on April 2, 2012

Excellent sky! LIKE! Best wishes, volnat.

Genevieve M. on April 3, 2012

Hello Varkos, thanks for your nice visit. Excellent shot of the columns, fantastic silhouettes and wonderful sky! Like 254 ♥. Best greetings from France, Geneviève

Бобан Армуш on April 3, 2012

Εξαιρετική δουλειά! Αρέσει (255)!

Χαιρετίσματα από τη Σερβία !

Martin Beitz on April 3, 2012

Beautiful sky. like

Pepe_Ibanez on April 4, 2012

Muy bella fotografía.





jeff_msn123 on April 4, 2012

Attractive cloud. Fantastic shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

jolaostrow on April 5, 2012

Beautiful clouds, nice view, like.Greetings from Poland, Jola

Damon'sPics on April 6, 2012

Super nice shot, like + fav.

Carles G on April 6, 2012

Great backlight. Like. Greetings, Carles

SuMaKa on April 6, 2012

Very expressive photo ! Very nice view with with the silhouettes of the columns against the bright sky !

I LiKe !

Happy Easter !


C haydeé on April 7, 2012

¡Qué hermosa toma!

Me gusta

Cordiales saludos. Chaydeé.

Horst Reisinger on April 7, 2012

Wonderful picture!


Greetings from Germany, Horst

cuong bv on April 7, 2012

very nice photo ! like

IsabellaJ on April 7, 2012

LK 268 Wonderful photo :))

silvestras on April 8, 2012

Really magnificent work, Nick.


Warm wishes/Sil

H. Lotfi-Azad on April 9, 2012

Amazing sky and silhouette ,,,


menonfire on April 9, 2012

Wunderbare Szene und Klasse Himmel ! LIKE271 Grüße MAIK

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 26, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ150
    • Taken on 2012/02/26 09:12:55
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash