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Temple of Hephaestus

Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 198 attractions in Athens
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: This ancient Greek temple, located on the Acropolis and dedicated to Hephaistos, god of the forge, is one of the few temples to be almost entirely... more » Owner description: This ancient Greek temple, located on the Acropolis and dedicated to Hephaistos, god of the forge, is one of the few temples to be almost entirely preserved. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The temple of Hephaestus is one of the most well preserved ancient geek structure. Try early hours for your visit because the heat is unbearable the summer's noon. The area have benches to rest and excellent view. It was money well spent.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The temple is located north-west of the Acropolis and it provides a fine view of the Agora. The temple has all its columns and pediments intact and even has most of its original roof ! Its nearby Thisio area so you can have a snack after touring the Acropolis and Ancient Agora

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KSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Agora area is excellent to walk round. The Temple itself is in good condition and gives you a better idea of what the Parthenon might have been really like.

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Definitely one of the best preserved historical sites in and round Athens. Admission is included with your Acroplis ticket so save it. My teenage daughters were impressed seeing it up close after studying Greek history in school. Many other sites to see around the temple too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This temple is magnificent and a must see in Athens. It has withstood the test of time in a stoic and yet graceful manner. If only those walls.....er......columns could talk! It is my opinion that anyone interested in the least in ancient ruins should visit this temple. It is incredibly preserved. Very little imagination is needed for this one. Include... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From all the temples I've visited this is probably the one that has been best preserved. It's really impressive. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I spent a week in Athens, Greece and had a view of The Temple of Hephaestus from our hotel ~ The Royal Olympic Hotel~ One of the historic sites that is a must see on a trip to Athens. There are many bus tours and even a small train tour to see the Temple up close. Be... More

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Stanford, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unlike most temples in Athens, this one doesn't require much imagination to see what these temples looked like. You still have to imaging the painting, design, decoration and functions, but the structure is there. My sons (ages 0 and 12) are real Greek Mythology buffs and enjoyed visiting this temple. They were a little disappointed at the Temple of Poseidon... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was closed when we tried to get in but still, we could see it standing on Adrianou Street. It looks great from outside and I wish we could visit there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was very possibly the highlight of our stay in Athens--not the Acropolis, not a museum, but this. You access it through the Agora (site entry combined with the Acropolis ticket is the best value) and have to walk up a modest hill. Given that the Agora is open well into the later hours (usually 8 p.m.?) it is a... More

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