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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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I was excited to see The Temple of Hephaestus but the gates close at 3pm (this was a Tuesday) so I missed it :( However, it looked beautiful from the other side of the fence... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was excited to see The Temple of Hephaestus but the gates close at 3pm (this was a Tuesday) so I missed it :( However, it looked beautiful from the other side of the fence - just don't get caught out like me!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had to come to this place the next day since it closes at 3 pm and it's not helpful at all . It's nice to kill an hour .

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Indian Head, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There is also a church there, but it was closed the day I was there. Very nice museum inside which goes by date as you walk through from one end to the other. As you walk around the entire structure, you have to wonder how did they managed to build this without modern machinery. The pictures you see on the... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Temple of Hephaestus is very impressive. It is arguably the best preserved temple in Athens! Keep your camera handy!

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DEER PARK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the "Temple of Hephaestus" while visiting the Agora of Athens. it is an impressive ruin - but disappointing in that there was little information about the history (for me personally, I would have like to have more information to read/to learn) of the temple. but it is a picturesque ruin, especially when in the Agora.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This temple of Hephaestus is among the best reserved temples in Athens and Greece. It is among the top sights in Athens and a not to miss place. I would suggest, visitors go to the Acropolis first and then take the little path leading to the ancient Agora (back gate). It is a very scenic route.

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Holbaek, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Hephaestus temple is placed in the Ancient Agora and it so well preserved that it gives a good understanding on how The Parthenon temple on Acropolis has looked once and how the architecture has been. Entrance is part of a 7 monument entrance that includes The Acropolis. The Hephaestus temple is a very good supplement to seeing the Parthenon... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the only temple with the roof still on it... It really adds a lot of mystique to the atmosphere seeing it so dark on the inside. I wish we were allowed inside... But even seeing up close was really cool.

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Pincourt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The carvings/friezes have such wonderful detail. It was nice to see and walk closely to a virtually intact structure of this sort...one can only imagine the grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus or the Parthenon if they were still intact. The surrounding foliage adds to the delightful experience of discovering ancient Greece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This temple is visible from the Acropolis, but must be visited as there is so much more to see close up. The whole park gives a good idea of the ancient city of Athens. Then backing this impression up is the reconstruction of the ancient city. Get there early in the day as it closes very (too) early at 15:00

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