Temple of Olympian ZEUS

The Temple of Olympian Zeus was the largest Temple in all of Greece
Larger then the Parthenon, this massive structure consists of a 104 columns of which only 15 stand today
This is the view of the temple looking from the Acropolis
At the bottom of the picture towards the left is the Arch of Hadrian

The Arch of Hadrian, thought to have been erected in honour of Emperor Hadrian
during his visit to Athens in 131/132 A.D

Approaching the temple from the entrance, most of the remaining columns are in this set

The front on view showing the Acropolis in the background

A closer view showing the other two standing columns towards the back
The columns in the temple are 17 meters hight

Sonya and John in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple was started in the 6th century BC and not completed until the 2nd AD !

Side view showing the massive Corinthian columns with their fine details

The view from the lone columns separated from the others and a column that collapsed in 1852

The view from the 'inside' so to speak showing the columns which would have been in the second row

The Temple at Night