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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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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

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I can't tell I dislike something because I wanted to visit Greece, of course it was real hot the weather make you fill tired, and drink water like crazy, but the ruins show you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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El Centro, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I can't tell I dislike something because I wanted to visit Greece, of course it was real hot the weather make you fill tired, and drink water like crazy, but the ruins show you what old cultures were and how they worked

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Fascinating place to visit, a hidden gem, the Ancient Agora is such a pretty peaceful area in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Monastiraki

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful, incredibly well preserved temple, in a lovely setting. It might not have the scale of the Parthenon (nor the scaffolding...) but it is stunning. I would really recommend taking the time to visit this, and the rest of the Ancient Agora.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Doesn't quite compare to the Parthenon but it's better preserved and still worth the visit and shouldn't be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This temple stands in a beautiful position above the Agora. It is in surprisingly good condition. With its elegantly simple Doric columns and its perfect proportions, it gives you a good idea of the heights of Greek classical architecture.

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

it is alone witch is still stand up from all Athens. and you can visit a museum around in the same price - 2 euros

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hyfaestus Temple or otherwise called Thisseion is very easily accesible and is located inside the archaiological area of the ancient agora- (market)- where the philosophers every day used to go meet each other and create their immortal philosophical theories. The area is very easilly accesible and recommended to the people that cannot probably walk up the high hill .From there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

From a distance this building is partially hidden behind trees but it is certainly worth the walk to get closer. Although smaller, it is much better repair than the Parthenon and was less crowded when we visited. It is part of a great area on this side of the Acropolis which should not be missed

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Aviano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great place to visit if you are into Greek history. Wonderful photo opportunities as well. Not recommended for young children or those with problems with walking up and down stairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This site is worth reading about and visiting. We were surprised that it doesn't get more attention. The Labours of Hercules and Theseus and Minotor sculptures were amazing and the temple is beautiful architecturally.

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