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Temple of Hephaestus

Agora, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 193 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It is definitely preserved better than the Pathenon or the Zeus temples. You can see a lot of the details. interesting to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Easy to find and to get to following a tour of the Acropolis. Shouldn't be missed as there are fewer crowds and the setting is quieter and more reflective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Temple of Hephaestus is a must because it is the most intact historic site. When it is viewed closely, the intricate details are amazing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This structure is located in the Ancient Agora area and is worth visiting. There is not a lot of info about it at the site but Rick Steves provided us with facts and background. The building was reputed to have been used as a harem when the Ottoman Empire controlled Athens.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The temple is more intact than any other of the other temples. It sits by itself and you can easily walk around it. It may be difficult to find the entrance--but definitely worth the visit. I believe the fee is free if you purchase the combined fee for the Acropolis and several other exhibits--maybe 12 Euros. Which allows you to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good for a quick look at how the temples ought to look! You can see it from the akropolis hill. You can take the path left from there and take a stroll through a little park with some native birds in it.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You'll be amazed of how well preserved this temple remains. After you climb the stairs and reach it, look back towards the Parthenon... A great picture opportunity! :)

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I would highly recommend visiting this Temple. It is much better preserved than the Acropolis. I would also recommend downloading Rick Steves free iphone/table app, because it has a free audio tour of the Ancient Agora, which includes the Temple of Hephaestus.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Started in 450 BC, just before the Parthenon, it is still in one piece with intact freezes and with no scaffolding no it is a much nicer site and the main reason to not miss the Ancient Agora (covered by the same ticket as the Acropolis). For me it is a must-see in Athens.

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The temple is well seen from the Acropolis hill and makes a part of the Agora site. It is in a very good condition and gives a clear idea of how a Greek temple should look like. Even the frieze with scenes of fighting Centaurus is well seen.

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