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Temple of Olympian Zeus: Skip-the-Line, E-Ticket and Audio Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    30 min

  • Start time

    1 November – 31 March: 8am to 5pm

    December: 8am to 3pm

    1 April – 31 Oct:  8am to 8pm 

    16 May – 31 August: 8am to 8pm 

    September: 8am to 7:30pm 

    October: 8am to 6:30pm

  • Meeting Point
    Meet at The entrance of the Olympieion: Leof. Vasilissis Olgas 2, Athina 105 57
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Embark on an immersive audio tour of the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Prebook your ticket and enjoy faster entry with your e-ticket
  • Explore the site at your own pace
  • Receive your e-ticket and audio guide details on your smartphone
  • Avoid roaming charges with downloadable offline content and an interactive map

Overview

Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus with an e-ticket combined with an inspiring 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, the Greek public bath. Step inside one of the most potent landmarks of Greece and enjoy a unique experience!

As you approach the Great Propylon, you will have the chance to 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! Weaving through the enormous 17 metre-high pillars you will set 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, the attempts of an Athenian tyrant and a Roman emperor to juxtapose their rule over men to the celestial power of Zeus, as well as the event of a ferocious thunderstorm that brought about terrible damages to the temple and 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.

This is an unmissable opportunity to explore the largest temple of Ancient Greece and to see the city’s history coming to life through an award-winning storytelling concept!

About the Supplier: Clio Muse Tours develop impactful self-guided audio tours based on an original and enticing storytelling concept. They have curated over 130 tours for exhibitions, city walks and cultural events in Greece, Italy, Austria and the US, and have partnered with important museums, major cultural institutions and licensed tourist guides to educate and entertain people about cultural gems. 

Inclusions

  • Entrance fee/adult ticket for the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Pre-booked ticket service (e-ticket sent to your email)
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with an offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!). Skip the line and proceed directly to the expedited line to get your ticket scanned.

This is a combination of an e-ticket & a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone

 No live guide will accompany you. No VR/AR is included.

After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions for your tickets and the audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well

An Android or iOS smartphone is required. 

The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation

Please ensure you have enough storage space (100-150 MB) 

Keep in mind that internet access might be unavailable & mobile signal may be weak. So please download the e-ticket and audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit in order to enjoy it offline

The audio tour can be used anytime, online or offline. It is necessary to bring along your own headphones in order to enjoy the audio-tour

Please note that upon arrival, visitors go through a security check. To avoid delays, you are asked to avoid carrying large bags and luggage

Mandatory Items: Headphones, Charged Smartphone

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