The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion)

The Temple columns

The original construction shooul have a total of 104 columns. The columns would stand 17 m high and 2 m in diameter. In the 2nd century BC the king Antiochus started a rebuilding ot the Temple. The building material was changed to the expensive but high-quality Pentelic marble and the order was changed from Doric to Corinthian. The temple was still only half-finished by this stage.

Location details

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, the remaining colums   (Photo...)

Leof. Vassilis Olgas, Athens, Attiki, Greece (GR)

GEO: N37°58′9.469″ W23°43′59.171″ (37.969297, 23.733103), GoogleMap...