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Address: Agoraios Kolonos Hill | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, Greece
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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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One of the very few ancient temples in Greece, that is almost complete (less destroyed than others).

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Fotis S
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the very few ancient temples in Greece, that is almost complete (less destroyed than others).

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best preserved temples in Greece. It is a phenomenal building that has survived through the years. It is a must visit.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the walk/climb to be part of this magnificence. Its actually so amazing that there is actually still so much standing. If you really want to get into the history then take a tour guide alternatively you can actually Wikipedia the history to familiarise yourself before you visit.

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Kirkland Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful to see and when standing beside realize how small you are in the world. There are archeologists always working on finishing and main ting such and it's interesting to watch.

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Somma Lombardo, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to get the real feel of Ancient Greece architecture, visit this temple, and enjoy walking the grounds surrounding it.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of the Ancient Agora visit. Walk up the hill to see one of the best preserved temples in Athens. Definitely don't miss out on this when visiting the Ancient Agora.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Temple of Hephaestus is amazing! It is inside the ancient Agora. I love to walk around it and admire this temple. It is so well preserved and it can give you an idea how the other (not so well preserved) temples were in the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hephestos Temple is a very nice temple in the ancient agora of Athens, not very touristic but it worths visiting! The weather was really hot so don't forget to take water with you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The God of fire has this extremely well-preserved dedicated to him. Small but beautiful, you will feel like you are back in ancient Athens. Located in the Agora it is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set in the agora and seen from acropolis a must visit for anybody visiting Athens architecture at its best

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