The scale of this temple is impressive (it was one of the largest in the Greek world) but it is in ruins so is a lot less interesting to visit than the Temple of Concordia or the other temples on site.
The temple has a very large footprint, but nothing remains standing. The huge statues that once must have been holding up the ceiling of the temple are impressive and give an indication of the size the temple must have had.
You can only imagine the power and magnificence of the huge Temple of Zeus, the largest temple of the Olympian field. Only the ruins are left now, but there is one very interesting site called "Telamoni", the remains of the statue of the giant atlas... Of course, it was re-assembled, but the sheer size of it tells you the story... 更多
The temple must have been huge. What you see are fragments of the remains of the temple. Very little is intact. There are sculptures of men laying on the ground that were used as columns for the temple which are pretty impressive in size. What I found a little eerie was that when looking at this ancient site you can... 更多
This was surely a very large temple in its heyday. Now it is mostly ruins and for that less interesting than the other ones nearby where less room is left to imagination.Check out the atlantes, the huge giants that used to hold the structure. There are a couple of replicas nearby.
This is a complete ruin but the guide books and the displays at the site give you a good impression of what is must have looked like and in its day it was huge
It was fantastic to walk amongst the ruins, the sheer size was on a scale that it is difficult to imagine how mortal man could have built it. What an amazing site this must have been for miles around. They must have considered the sitings of all the Temples very carefully.