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Temple of Hephaestus

Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, 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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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent structure that is well preserved and entrance comes with your Acropolis admission ticket. Worth your time for a look see and some pics.

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When I went, most of Acropolis was under construction, therefor pictures were littered with machinery. The Temple of Hephaestus however, was wonderfully preserved and construction free. Definitely worth a visit!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Smaller version of Parthenon, but more complete. Walking distance from Monastiraki subway. I think you can get a ticket at Parthenon that includes this and other sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

good thing to tick off the list and you get some great views of the acropolis and agora but you can't go inside the temple itself

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Provo, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the more intact ruins in Athens, and it is truly special. it also provides a great vantage point for the rest of the agora. A tip noted by others is that your Acropolis ticket gets you into this site and others (Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, and others) for free if you bring the original Acropolis... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This temple is located in the Ancient Agora at the base of the Acropolis. You cannot walk niside it, but you can get very close - it has been restored beautifully and the surrounding agora makes for great pictures. TIP – if you purchase the Athens historical site combo ticket for the Acropolis that cost is 12€ too, but you... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Less crowded and not intact than the Acropolis sites, this temple really gives you the feeling of what it once looked like in a way many of the others do not. The attached agora is nice too.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is one of the best preserved buildings in Athens as it still retains all of its walls and the roof. It is worth a look. We also saw two turtles, apparently there are ten living around this temple. You can enter free of charge if you have paid to go into the Acropolis and retained your ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want to see how exactly a Greek temple looked (at least from the outside) 2500 years ago, this is the place to go!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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