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Temple of Hephaestus

Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 199 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I knew I wanted to see this temple because I had heard it was one of the best preserved in Greece. We were there at the end of the day and the sun started to set behind the temple. It was absolutely beautiful! Also, in the grassy area next to the temple look for the tortoises walking around the lawn.... More

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Jai2187
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Hephaestus is a beautiful building inside the Ancient Agora. The steps up to it are quite difficult if you have health or general difficulties using steps. I would advise this site to anyone visiting Greece for its history. Buy a 12 Euro Acropolis ticket, you then gain entry into all the historical sites of importance.

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Blackheath, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This temple is inside the grounds of the Agora and is accessed from the gate on Monastiraki side of the Acropolis at the bottom of Adrianou Street. A beautiful well preserved temple which you can get right up close to. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The temple of Hephaestus is one of the most well preserved ancient geek structure. Try early hours for your visit because the heat is unbearable the summer's noon. The area have benches to rest and excellent view. It was money well spent.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The temple is located north-west of the Acropolis and it provides a fine view of the Agora. The temple has all its columns and pediments intact and even has most of its original roof ! Its nearby Thisio area so you can have a snack after touring the Acropolis and Ancient Agora

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KSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Agora area is excellent to walk round. The Temple itself is in good condition and gives you a better idea of what the Parthenon might have been really like.

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Definitely one of the best preserved historical sites in and round Athens. Admission is included with your Acroplis ticket so save it. My teenage daughters were impressed seeing it up close after studying Greek history in school. Many other sites to see around the temple too.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This temple is magnificent and a must see in Athens. It has withstood the test of time in a stoic and yet graceful manner. If only those walls.....er......columns could talk! It is my opinion that anyone interested in the least in ancient ruins should visit this temple. It is incredibly preserved. Very little imagination is needed for this one. Include... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From all the temples I've visited this is probably the one that has been best preserved. It's really impressive. A must see.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I spent a week in Athens, Greece and had a view of The Temple of Hephaestus from our hotel ~ The Royal Olympic Hotel~ One of the historic sites that is a must see on a trip to Athens. There are many bus tours and even a small train tour to see the Temple up close. Be... More

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