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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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If you love the Parthenon...

This temple is hidden in the back of the Agora but worth checking out. It gives you an idea of what the Parthenon would have looked like before it was damaged.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This temple is hidden in the back of the Agora but worth checking out. It gives you an idea of what the Parthenon would have looked like before it was damaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The best preserved Temple in all of Athens and until the 1930s used as a museum. Well worth seeing. You do not need a guide and it is within walking distance after seeing the Greek Agora and Stoa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. So picture perfect and worth spending at least an hour or so just admiring the structure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The best of ancient agora. Went in the morning. Got combo ticket here. My wife got in free as she is student. Bring ID. Cute turtles on the lawn nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the best restored original temples of the Ancient Greece era. Definitely worth a look. Ticket to the Acropolis includes entry for this temple and the ancient agora.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Its amazing that with only leverage these pillars were erected with a roof. There is clearly a water delivery and sewage systems which for some reason is mind blowing for its time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a much better preserved temple compared to the Parthenon. This is similar to what the Parthenon should look like. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The temple of Hephaestus built 2 years before the Parthenon is a very well preserved building made of marble located on Kolonos Agoraios hill overlooking the Agora. The temple has sometimes been called the Theseum due to a belief that it was a hero shrine dedicated to Theseus.A Doric peripteral temple with some Ionic elements, the temple consists of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The temple of Hephaestus is in the Agora, that for me is the best place to visit in Athens, more than the Acropolis. The Agora is a very quiet place, with lots of trees , without the lots of tourists like in Acropolis, and the museum they have is very interesting, and this temple is very best conservate. I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is located in Ancient Agora and is the most preserved intact temples in Greece. Ancient Agora was the main heart of Athens at the base of the Acropolis. Buy the 12 euro city pass. It gets you in to 7 sites including this, the temple of Zeus and the Acropolis.

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Address: Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens

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