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October 31, 2008
From journal Athens - Cradle of Civilization
From journal Birthplace of the Olympics
Cary, North Carolina
September 26, 2007
From journal Greece Is the Word: Part 1 - Athens
by Sarah M
Leicester, United Kingdom
August 12, 2003
From journal Essential Athens
March 12, 2001
From journal Greece
October 24, 2000
Interesting fact about the Temple of Olympian Zeus is the fact that it took almost 700 years to build. It was started in 515 BC by Peristratos and finished in 125 AD by Roman emperor Hadrian.
Close to the Temple, on Amalias Avenue you can take a closer look at the other remaining monument - Hadrian's Arch, built a few years later by the same emperor. During my visit it was all covered in cellophane for reconstruction, so wasn't very impressive.
From journal Athens - could be your best vacation ever!