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Address: Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Description: This ancient Greek temple, located on the Acropolis and dedicated to...
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.
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Well preserved temple in the Athenian Agora

Beautiful temple that has remained as is for centuries. It is located at the top of a hill in the Ancient Athenian Agora. Gorgeous olive groves and flora surround this peaceful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temple that has remained as is for centuries. It is located at the top of a hill in the Ancient Athenian Agora. Gorgeous olive groves and flora surround this peaceful place. The Athenian Agora is a must visit! Admission is covered by a purchase of a ticket to the Acropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Many tourists miss this since they only visit the Acropolis. It's in such good shape people think it's been reconstructed. Easy to find, just circle around the Acropolis and you'll see the Temple of Hephaestus. If you buy the multi-site ticket when entering the Acropolis, it's also good for this site. Definitely recommended.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Temple of Hephaestus was outstanding. It offers a more complete temple than many of the others in Greece. At night it is lighted and quite a sight from a distance. Do hike the hill to see it.

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Houston, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is the best preserved temple in the world. It is majestic; you can still see the motif. You do have to do some hiking to get to it but it's worth it.

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Province of Florence, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in a wilderness, great location and well preserved. Worth walking to view without the crowds at other sites.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most in-tact original monuments and you are allowed so close. Varous interesting stories behind it once again and well worth a visit whilst at the Agora.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is the most complete Doric temple in the world - so well worth seeing for that, but in addition it is in the beautiful Agora area which is full of shady trees and wild flowers and is just an extraordinarily beautiful place to visit in the spring. The temple's outstanding features are probably of most interest to temple fanatics... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric location with very few tourists. Pretty much had the Agora and temple to ourselves. Benches and seating were available.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The design is gorgeous -- in and out. As you approach you will see ruins below you under the glass walkway. Turn around and you are looking up at the Acropolis with the Parthenon glowing. Inside are the restored Caryatides. Seeing them and the Acropolis hill is worth the trip to Athens.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Best preserved ancient Greek temple, close to the ancient Greek Agora. Marvelous view on Hephaestus' Temple (also called the "Theseion") from the Acropolis hill.

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