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The temple is located about 500 m (1640 feet) south-east of the Acropolis, and about 700 m (2,300 feet) south of the center of Athens, Syntagma Square. Its foundations were laid on the site of an ancient outdoor sanctuary dedicated to Zeus. An earlier temple had stood there, constructed by the tyrant Pisistratus around 550 BC. The building was demolished after the death of Peisistratos and the construction of a colossal new Temple of Olympian Zeus was begun around 520 BC by his sons, Hippias and Hipparchos. They sought to surpass two famous contemporary temples, the Heraion of Samos and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Designed by the architects Antistates, Callaeschrus, Antimachides and Porinus, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was intended to be built of local limestone in the Doric style on a colossal platform measuring 41 m (134.5 feet) by 108 m (353.5 feet). It was to be flanked by a double colonnade of eight columns across the front and back and twenty-one on the flanks, surrounding the cella.

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Comments (434)

Thanasis Germanos on March 2, 2012

Ωραία εικόνα με πολύτιμες πληροφορίες για τον ναό. Αρέσει79!!!! Χαιρετισμούς Θανάσης

Mateo E. J. Tinajero on March 2, 2012


very beautiful shot!

Best regards from México

Slava S on March 2, 2012

Wonderful picture!


Thank you very much for visit. Greetings!

jfrezende on March 2, 2012

nice place, beautiful shot! like greetings from Brazil

Νίκο εξαιρετική δουλειά. αρέσει Πολύ. Κοσμάς

NFerenc4 on March 2, 2012

Great view! I like and my favorite. Greetings, Ferenc

Gio on March 2, 2012

Nice wideangle. Like

clisha00 on March 2, 2012

Very beautiful place and photo... best wishes...LIKE

Małgorzata Kasiewicz on March 2, 2012

Wonderful place in this excellent capture!

Like. Greetings, Małgorzata.

Tomros - Pano on March 2, 2012

Hello Nick impressive!

Like 88.

greetings, Tomas

colinx1723 on March 3, 2012

Pillars supporting the sky! like

hlegallais on March 3, 2012

Nicely done, and beautifuller when enlarged, like, Hervé

KWO Tsoumenis on March 3, 2012

Εξαιρετική αποτύπωση, Νίκο!


Arolldo Costa Olivei… on March 3, 2012

Foto espetacular!!! Arolldo

nino evola on March 3, 2012

Excellente capture and very nice photo.

Like 94

Have a nice weekend

A dear greetings from italy


dževad hadžihasanovi… on March 3, 2012

Beautiful photo with nice clouds. Like. Greetings, Dževad.

Sofia Siatravani on March 3, 2012

Ανώτερης ποιότητας εικόνα!!!

Αρέσει 96

Καλό Σαββατόβραδο. Σοφία.

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on March 3, 2012

Me gusta. Like. Saludos desde Madrid, España

hschwe on March 4, 2012

Good shot and interesting place. Like 6. Greetings, Helmut

Alexkarl on March 4, 2012

Wonderful shot of the ancient temple, very beautiful view and colours. LIKE!!! Best wishes, Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

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  • Uploaded on February 27, 2012
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    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ150
    • Taken on 2012/02/26 08:53:34
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