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Address: | 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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The best preserved temple to Hephaistos in Greece.

This is part of the Ancient Agora, the heart of the city of ancient Athens. It sits on a hillock above most of the Agora and is a beautiful Doric temple. It only takes a few... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is part of the Ancient Agora, the heart of the city of ancient Athens. It sits on a hillock above most of the Agora and is a beautiful Doric temple. It only takes a few moments to take in and there are beautiful views of the Acropolis from this little hill, especially in the golden light at day's end.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of the Ancient Agora site and probably the best feature as the rest of the Agora is mainly ruins while this stands above it well presevered

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A doric temple so well preserved and so beautiful when the night falls and it is illuminated. The whole ancient agora is a masterpiece and a must-see of course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is very well-preserved when comparing to the others, so it is definitely worth visiting. Hire a guide. It makes the visit more interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised at this site as i was not expecting a temple in such good condition. Considering that there is no construction like at the parthenon, i would list this as one of the very best sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was actually the prototype for the Parthenon, much smaller in scale but in remarkable condition compared to the Parthenon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole ancient agora site is well worth a visit. We did it on the hop on hop off bus. Great reconstruction of the site plus easy walk around the ruins and temple with views to the Acropolis

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tempie in the anciet Agora the feeling was very special knowing this płace iś old. The only błąd thing iś that they close earlier in the afternoon unlike the parthenon!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this temple the best because you could get a great feel for what the temple was like when it was built and the workmanship and labor involved in creating it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While there are an abundance of sites around Athens, few can rival the Temple of Hephaestus for the quality of the site. The temple is largely intact, giving off a very powerful sense of its long place in history. A bit away from the Acropolis but well worth the effort to see the site and surroundings.

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