Hadrian’s Library is located in the centre of Athens with Ancient Agora and Roman Forum in between. Along with the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the library was created from Roman Emperor Hadrian to house knowledge and give the opportunity to citizens to read, discuss and argue about existence, philosophy and history. One can only imagine the architectural beauty of this greco-roman library building in the centre of Athens.
Near Syntagma Square and close to Acropolis, the remains of a colossal Temple of Olympian Zeus stands in defiance of time. Firstly built in 500 b.c. by Pisistratus it was completed in 2nd century a.d. by the Roman Emperor Hadrian and finally pillaged by the Herulans in 267 a.d. The colossal columns stand there to remind us of this great architectural work of its time.