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Temple of Hephaestus

Address: Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This ancient Greek temple, located on the Acropolis and dedicated to Hephaistos, god of the forge...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Ancient Agora and Temple of Hephaestus on our last day in Athens - it was well worth the modest entrance fee. Beautifully preserved and able to walk quite close to it and all around it. Not to be missed.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It is a prime Temple with rich history - and so well preserved. The location is accessible with ease - with plenty of cafe's and restaurant between the Monastiraki, Plaka and Gazi prefectures.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

With so much to see, this beautiful temple is so well preserved. A must see on your trip list. Also there is a lot of other things to see in the area, so great to tick a few sites off in one go!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One of the best preserved temples in Athens. The Brits didn't take all of the friezes off the this one, so that's pretty neat! I suggest you download Rick Steve's free guide for the Agora, it's fabulous.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It stands nearly completely as it did nearly 2500 years ago which is amazing. You however can't enter and there is very little information around the building

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Seen by day or illuminated at night this is a truly spectacular monument which draws the eye and is so beautifully maintained for it's age. You can just imagine how impressive this was 2500 years ago!

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Emmen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The climb to the Temple is worth every step. The dimensions are awe-inspiring and the location above the Agora is beautiful. The colours of the ancient marble columns are amazing.

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is tucked away on a hillside with the grounds of the agora and is worth the short walk up an incline ...to see such a well preserved building and the views of the agora itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I think everyone goes to Athens for the treasures on the Acropolis. However, this temple is the best preserved in all of Greece and it is not to be missed. It is located within the ancient agora and if you started your day up at the Acropolis, the temple is essentially to the right at the bottom of the hill... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is really impressive to see such an old building in such a wholesome state. You can still see the engravings! The view from up there is breathtaking, and the area is well taken care of (nice lawn, shrubbery). The temple is located inside the Ancient Agora, and after seeing it all from the ground level you should definitely take... More 

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