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Temple of Hephaestus

Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 194 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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This temple is glorious! It's almost intact, although the frieze has been removed and is kept in museums. It's great to see a full building after seeing the ruins of the Parthenon and the Temple of Olympia Zeus. If you're visiting the Agora, this is a must! This temple is on the Agora grounds, you will need a ticket for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Most preserved temple of the Greek History is waiting you. May be it is not advertised too much, it should be in front of the list to be visited.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Located in the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus is an amazing study of architecture because it is nearly intact. A must see!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Athens early afternoon (for a day and half visit) and decided to wait until the next day to see the Acropolis. This was on our list (shame on us) and we stumbled on while wandering through the city - I'm so glad we did. The site is amazingly well preserved and beautiful. It was fun for my... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome monument still mainly intact unbelievable a must see. It is all part of the ancient agora so you must see this as part of your excavation.

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Darnestown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Agora and Temple area are a short walk from the Parthenon, and give a good idea of the ancient marketplace. The Temple is in great condition. The on site museum houses many items we did not see elsewhere, such as the water clocks used to time speeches.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was good to see this after the Acropolis. Helped visualize what the Parthenon must have looked like. We did this after the Acropolis in the later part of the morning before noon. The timing was perfect because it was getting hot at the Acropolis and the Agora has lost of shaded trails. We all cooled off and the kids and... More

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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Walk on and among the walls and roads of the birth place of western civilization and feel it breath around you! Amazing views! Definitely a must see! It gave my pre-teens a place to move and run a bit among the trees and along the paths, and every where you looked there was another foundation, wall, pillar or statue. Once... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had spent one afternoon wandering through the Ancient Agora, and "chanced" upon the Temple of Hephaestus. We were not expecting such a site, and were taken a little by surprise. The other amazing thing is how well preserved the Temple is-it looks spectacular from a dstance, and even beter up close. Really enjoyed our time there

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The temple is part of the Ancient Agora, and is one of the most well-preserved ancient structures in Greece. It is easy to imagine what other temples like Parthenon looked like when you see this temple. The setting is beautiful and has many trees - a plus in the summer. Not many visitors or cruise ship tours make it to... More

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