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Temple of Hephaestus

24 Adrianou St. | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens 105 55, Greece
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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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24 Adrianou St. | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Most of Athens can be walked and it is only a short distance from the Acropolis. Still mostly intact and very impressive. Recommended.

Thank SharksSupporter1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Set in the Athenian Agora, the temple is of a huge size and is well worth a close look. However fir wheel chair users there is no access to get close to it.

Thank drakeekard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's ANOTHER joy of Ancient, wondrous Greece. More enormous pillars, blue skies, emotive images. Great.

Thank princessadventure
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go here before the Acropolis! So much more to actually see, get closer to older relics, avoid the ridiculous tour groups choking the stairs (cough, Acropolis), some have been restored, so you aren't imagining what it looks like without cranes/scaffolding. Wander through the grounds, find...More

Thank pseudofusion
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks to the temple's conversion to a Christian church in the 5th century, it's been remarkably well preserved, better than any other temple around the city. Gives a real sense of what other temples would have looked like, to different scales.

Thank pedage10
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty well preserved temple in Ancient Agora built around 450 B.C. dedicated to Hephaestus God of Fire who had a tough lot. He was ugly, did a lot of work (blacksmith) for the other Gods and married Aphrodite who played around. Probably fitting that his...More

Thank globalneighbour
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This temple is at the very end of the agora, separate ticket from the acropolis. Next to the train line. The park is quite big. It wad such a hot day.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 4 days ago

we visited this monument of ancient greek hstory and found it very informative about rich greek past. liked the location, recommend to visit either morning or late evening as afternoon could be very hot ,

Thank nkg1949
Reviewed 5 days ago

We strolled through Ancient Agora and really enjoyed seeing all the areas with the plaques telling what everything was. The Temple of Hephaestus was just lovely! Hint... go here and get your multi-ticket which gets you into the Acropolis and a few other places! (Tombs...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do you want to go to one of the best preserved temples in Greece? And no crowds? Its a 15 minute walk from the Acropolis through the Agora. You can buy tickets for 8 euro for adults. Kids are free. You can buy a super...More

Thank Nick K
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I bought a ticket from the acropolis ticket office that costs 20€ , my question is can i use it to visit Temple of Hephaestus??
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Cailey W | Reviewed this property |
Is your ticket the all-inclusive ticket? This ticket includes several local sites. If so, then yes it is, you can visit the Temple whilst at the Ancient Agora. However I believe this ticket costs 30 euros, not sure if this... More