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Athens: Temple of Olympian Zeus E-Ticket and Audio Tour

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Athens: Temple of Olympian Zeus E-Ticket and Audio Tour

From £11.45 per person

Visit the Olympieion with a pre-booked e-ticket combined with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Marvel at the remains of a colossal temple at the pulsating heart of Athens and end your walk with a stop at the balaneion, a Greek public bath.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
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Audio guide included
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit hassle-free with a pre-booked e-ticket for the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Download your digital audio tour on your Android or iOS smartphone
  • Marvel at the grandeur of ancient architecture
  • Gain insight into the history and myths of ancient Athens
  • Discover an ancient bathhouse and picture everyday life thousands of years ago
Full description
Step inside one of the most potent landmarks of Greece and enjoy a unique experience provided by a pre-booked e-ticket combined with a digital audio tour on your smartphone. As you approach the Great Propylon, freshen up your Greek Mythology and listen to the story of the Great Deluge, the divine wrath that fell upon humankind on a day when Zeus felt kind of stormy. Weave through the enormous 17-meter pillars and go on a riotous journey back in time to learn about the turbulent 700-year history of the construction of the temple and its fate throughout the centuries. At the same time, this is a gripping coming-of-age story of the city itself as it is rolled into a brilliantly tied narrative. Among many other stories, you will learn about the gory bloodbath upon which the city was founded by legendary Theseus. Hear about the attempts of an Athenian tyrant and a Roman emperor to juxtapose their rule over men to the celestial power of Zeus. Listen to the tale of the ferocious thunderstorm that brought about terrible damage to the temple. Learn about the premonitions of imminent disaster among the locals in 19th-century Athens. Finally, you will end your tour at close proximity to the temple, where you will discover the relics of an ancient bathhouse and learn about the rejuvenating benefits of public baths.
Includes
  • Entrance fee / adult e-ticket for the Temple of the Olympian Zeus
  • Secure promo code to access the tour after downloading the app
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Live tour guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food or drink
  • App compatibility with Windows phones
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

There is no meeting point. No live guide will accompany you. The audio tour starts at the entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please note, and Android or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch fifth generation or older, iPad fourth generation or older, or iPad Mini first generation
  • This product is a skip-the-line e-ticket & a self-guided audio tour. No live guide will accompany you
  • EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled to free admission. However, they have to wait in line to show ID card or passport
  •  Children up to the age of 5, from non-EU countries, are entitled to have free admission tickets upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin. However, they'll the skip-the-line privilege
  • From April 1 to October 31 Non-EU citizens, between 6 to 25 ys, upon presentation of their passport, are entitled to 50% reduced admission
  •  From April 1 to October 31 senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU states and are entitled to 50% reduced admission
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.1 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    1.7/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
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The temple ruins can not complete with that of the Acropolis Hill, I did enjoy the audio history. For the same price I saw more on the Acropolis and a beautiful view of Athens, than the small amount seen at temple of Zeus.

20 July 2021

5 December 2019

I received my ticket after the 3:30 entrance time. I called them several times and they had me wait on the phone for a very long time as they “investigated” I had to but another ticket at the gate

12 October 2019

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Product ID: 200947