Having spent several hours exploring the nearby National Garden and Panathenaic Stadium, we headed towards the final major sight in this area, the Temple of Zeus. We had seen a spectacular areal view of the site from the Acropolis yesterday, and we’re really looking forward to exploring it from the ground.

I was absolutely blown away by the sheer size of the columns, which were absolutely massive. It was also great to have more space to appreciate the structure, unalike the rather overwhelming Acropolis. 


Also right next to the site stands the famous Arch of Hadrian, built as a gate between the ancient and Roman cities of Athens in 132 AD.


Finally, we had a look at the remains of Roman baths, located along one end he of the site. These have unfortunately been mostly destroyed, making it difficult to piece together the details.

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