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Temple of Hephaestus

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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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Perfectly preserved.

It is a well preserved temple, quite picturesque. Something that you should make time to see. Although you can't enter the temple, you can walk around it and see how well it was... read more

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

It is a well preserved temple, quite picturesque. Something that you should make time to see. Although you can't enter the temple, you can walk around it and see how well it was made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visit the Agora and walk the streets of the Ancient Philosophers Socrates and Plato, head up the hill to Hephaestus' Temple one of the best preserved buildings from the Ancient times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The temple is amazing and nicely preserved. Makes for a nice walk through the sight. It is in the Aoura portion of the sights. €12 get you into 7 sights

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you go to Agora then it is worthwhile to visit this best preserved temple in Athens dedicated to the God of Fire Hephaestous .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The best preserved ancient greek temple and a marvel to visit. A wonderful location for a Sunday morning stroll

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place to amble through. Fascinating with lovely views over Athens. Fabulous place to get a feel of how Athens was, and the Temple is amazing too, the fact it's still standing is amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The Greek agora is great for all types of visitor there are the remains of buildings, the reconstructed of an a building and then the complete temple of hephaestus which is remarkable. It allows you to imagine the grandeur of the rest of the site. Nestled among the modern city at the side of the acropolis I had a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the best-preserved doric temples in all Greece. As you climb the hill in the Agora you see it rising up out of the trees. Truly beautiful. You can even still see some of the sculptures of the frieze.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The area involves walking a lot, and most people would just be happy visiting the Parthenon, but the temple of Hephaestus might be worth it only because it is much better preserved than most others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was one of the most striking of the ancient sites. From the hillside above it looks almost like a new building; it is so pristine and well maintained. The entire gounds of Agora and the temple are refreshing after visitng the Acropolis as they are less crowded and you can really appreciate the beutfy of the place.

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