Begun in 515 BC, this huge temple was dedicated to the worship of Zeus (in Greek: Ναός του ... More
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Begun in 515 BC, this huge temple was dedicated to the worship of Zeus (in Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός). Its perimeter included 104 Corinthian columns, with additional columns inside the building that housed a huge gold and ivory statue of Zeus. After the temple's destruction by invaders in the 4th century AD, the marble from the ruins started to vanish as it was being used as building material for newer buildings. Nowadays, only some of the temple's columns can be seen. Their immense height is a testimony to the huge size of this sanctuary.
Illustrating the civilizations, myths and religions that flourished in Greece over a period of more than 1,000 years, the Acropolis,
the site of four of the greatest masterpieces of classical Greek art the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum ...
A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis ... consists of several temples, which were built by the world's first democracy during
the 5th Century BC. The most majestic building of all is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess ...
Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του ... stands on the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Olgas avenues, right next to the Temple
of Olympian Zeus. This tall marble structure was once the city gate connecting the original town of Athens (what ...