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Temple of Hephaestus

Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 201 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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Kamloops, Bc
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151 reviews 151 reviews
65 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

What a great chance to see what the large Temple must of been like. While this one is not to that size, it is mostly intact so you can see what it took to build the large one on the hill. It is in a large area with a rebuilt building and a old church are also both worth seeing.

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Keynsham, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This landmark in the Agora and the Agora istelf is well worth a visit. You can get a ticket that covers all the ancient sites, so consider that if you are doing your own thing and mixing with an organised tour. Almost complete temple on a hill with great views from and to it. You won't be disappointed!

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Athens, Greece
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We visitied it in a guided tour. The place is huge so go there early and take your time to explore it. The ruins are magnificent and the temple of Phaestus will blast you. Visit also the small museum and the church. Try to visit it an a sunny day.

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Atlanta, GA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Hephaestus is included if you buy a ticket for the Temple of Zeus and Acropolis. It was well preserved and great for pictures.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I had haphazardly explored the Parthenon complex and surrounding parks because I had time to do it. This came near the end, and I'd put it at the beginning if I had to rush. As others have noted, it's in excellent condition and you can get quite close, so it helps fill in the gaps as you look at other... More

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Toronto Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The best preserved temple I have ever seen in my life. Great pictures from many angles. One of the most amazing sites in a perfect setting. Not to be overlooked on your trip to Athens.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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183 reviews 183 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

to entre with the same ticket as akropolis, valid for 3 days. quit garden with an entire temple, quite similar to the one at the akropolis, just in small to give you an idea how it has been before.

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For my money the Temple of Hephaestus is better then the Parthenon firstly because it's better preserved, but also because you can get really close to it. A must see!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

An easy walk, an easy amaze. A bit sooty from its eons--but then, that's Hephaestus, the god of the forge! Enjoy what remains of the Herclean battles and then wander through the Agora--don't miss the museum, built by an American Foundation that boasts a port-a-potty, a habachi, and a jury selection machine with tokens!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My favorite site in all of Athens because it is the most well preserved temple in the Hellenistic world by far. The arches and friezes are beautifully intact! it is the realest thing in GREECE for me! a must see!

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