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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 September 2, 2014 NEW

This temple is wonderfully maintained to our days! it"s worth a visit. Even smaller than other temples, when visiting Athens don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The temple of Hephaestus is a small very beautiful temple. It inside the Ancient Greek agora. The Ancient Greek agora has three entrances. For the temple of Hephaestus select the west entrance from the Apostolou Pavlou street you will enter the monument directly avoiding the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This temple is in magnificent shape and had very few visitors even on a high season July afternoon. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best preserved greek temple in Athens. Go see it in the evening, before sunset, the way the sun is lightning on it is fabulous. To reach there: If you are at Acropolis, at the exit turn right and continue allong the alley until you will see on the left side the entrance to Agora. Get down the steps, pass... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Contrary to the Parthenon the temple of Hephaestus is a much simpler structure. It is very dirty and the authorities have to do something about it. Also the nest against the bird makes it very ugly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, well preserved Greek temple at the edge of the old Agora. It seems to have survived because it was transformed into a Christian Church. It is worth the walk to the ancient Greek Agora, from the Attalos Stoa up the hill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This may be the best preserved example of ancient Greek temples and worth a visit to those interested. On the downside, if it's a hot day there isn't much shade and the visitor simply has to brave the heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I knew I wanted to see this temple because I had heard it was one of the best preserved in Greece. We were there at the end of the day and the sun started to set behind the temple. It was absolutely beautiful! Also, in the grassy area next to the temple look for the tortoises walking around the lawn.... More

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Jai2187
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Temple of Hephaestus is a beautiful building inside the Ancient Agora. The steps up to it are quite difficult if you have health or general difficulties using steps. I would advise this site to anyone visiting Greece for its history. Buy a 12 Euro Acropolis ticket, you then gain entry into all the historical sites of importance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This temple is inside the grounds of the Agora and is accessed from the gate on Monastiraki side of the Acropolis at the bottom of Adrianou Street. A beautiful well preserved temple which you can get right up close to. Worth a look.

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