The Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus (also known as Temple of Olympian Zeus) is the largest temple in all of Greece. It began being built by Peisistratus and took about 650 years to be completed.

The Temple of Olympian Zeus was dedicated to Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods. The temple had three rows of eight columns across the front and back of the temple and a double row of twenty on the flanks.

From the 104 total Corinthian columns 17 meters in height, today only 15 have survived, only just over ten percent, but give a good indication of the measurement of the temple (96 x 40 m).


Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Arch of Hadrian
More monuments of Temple of Olympian Zeus

▶︎ Acropolis & Parthenon
▶︎ Odeon of Herodes Atticus
▶︎ Theater of Dionysus
▶︎ Ancient Agora & Hephaestus Temple
▶︎ Roman Agora & Hadrian's Library
▶︎ Temple of Olympian Zeus
▶︎ Kerameikos (Ancient Cemetery)
▶︎ Kallimarmaro (Ancient Marble Stadium)
▶︎ Lyceum of Aristotles
▶︎ Academy of Plato
▶︎ Areopagus (Ancient Court)
▶︎ Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
▶︎ Pnyx (Birthplace of Democracy)
▶︎ Monument of Phillopappou
▶︎ Ancient Sights nearby Athens