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

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20 reviews

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

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

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

From US$ 14.19 per person

Visit the Olympieion with an e-ticket and a self-guided audio tour on your phone. Marvel the remains of a colossal temple at the heart of Athens. End your walk at the balaneion, a Greek public bath.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • This activity is self-guided. An audio guide is provided.

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Map

    • App

    • Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

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

3.3 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    2.2/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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I found the audio guide spoke very fast, especially if english is not your native language. I have had good experiences with other audio guides, so this tour at the Zeus temple was a bit disappointing.

November 2, 2022

There is no audio guide. Of all the downloaded descriptions, the one on the temple of Zeus was missing. Luckily the others were helpful in touring the city.

November 1, 2022

Very very short unfortunately me and my brother didn't like it :/

October 18, 2022

Product ID: 200947