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Temple of Hephaestus

Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 188 attractions in Athens
Type: Religious Sites
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Of all the more famous venues in this great city, the Temple of Hephaestus sets itself apart as being most complete and least weathered of the lot. It's setting in the Agora gives it a more peaceful and contemplative experience at a fraction of the crowds on the hills above.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The temple is one of the most complete ancient buildings in Athens. The views look out over the Agora & up to The Parthenon.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Enormous and looks well maintained,so glad greek people kept their legacy.Made me think how the hell could they build such a big building during their time.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The temple of Hephaestus located in the center of the ancient agora , I believe without a doubt that it is one of the best preserved temples in all of Athens . To visit it is necessary to pay a fee purchasing a ticket , but if you have already purchased your ticket to the acropolis it is included in... More

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Rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Great to see but can't go in. It is in a much quieter area than the Acropolis and is in pretty well kept surroundings with various excavations and an excellent view of the Acropolis.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The title says it all, unfortunately you can no longer go in but awesome all the same. The ticket price includes the whole agora and the agora museum, Together it's worth at least half a day which at 2 euros each is an incredible bargain

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Like everyone else has said before me -- "Much better preserved than the Parthenon." That is because nobody ever used this Temple as an ammunition depot, and nobody (Venetians) ever shot cannon balls to blow it up! Last September, we saw the Lincoln Memorial and similar buildings in Washington, DC. Now we know where this architecture (neoclassical) had its origin.... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Preserved much better than Parthenon,this temple waits for you with all its glory. Take a look at the backside for beautiful stone ornaments.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Very well preserved temple, did not take look but very much worth a visit while going to all the local attractions.

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This a beautiful example of a very well preserved Greek temple. Really impressive and worth the visit.

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