Archaeological Sites & Historical Monuments

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Coordinates: 37.970204, 23.732026

Arch of Hadrian - Olympeion

The most majestic temple that existed in ancient Athens dedicated to Olympian Zeus and its ruins survive at a central location of the city, very close to the post-Byzantine church of Agia Fotini. Its construction started in the 6th century BC and finally it was completed by the Roman emperor Hadrian, in the 2nd century AD. The Athenians, in order to honor the benefactor of their city, constructed the Arch of Hadrian, the triumphal arch, that can be seen at Amalias avenue. It was the limit between the ancient city of Theseus and the Roman city of Hadrian, as indicated by the respective inscriptions on both of its sides.



Address: L. Vas. Amalias, Athens105 57

Access: Metro: Acropolis stop - City Bus - Tram

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