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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We visited Hephaisteion also knows as Thiseion, in May 2013. It is one of the few temples that is best preserved. It is located in the Ancient Agora. This temple was built around 449BC. A tip to the wise: buy the 12 euro ticket that will allow you visit all the surrounding sites for free. Easiest way to visit Hephaisteion... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I found this temple more impressive than the Parthenon! I expected to look in and see some huge god statue, but alas it was only wishful thinking :)

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The better preserved classical temple (5th c. B.C.) in Greece, situated in the Ancient Agora - the heart of the Athenian Democracy!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A highlight of the Agora perched higher above many of the other ruins directly opposite the Agora museum..a quick walk up for walk around and photos will not disappoint. In better preserved condition due to its checkered history at times becoming a church and having protestant burials inside and then being a museum I think since the 1830s has seen... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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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