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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 October 5, 2017

Set in amongst trees, this temple is my favourite. You need to access the Ancient Agora site and it is just one of the attractions on the site which make it well worth visiting. Highly recommend the combo ticket for the key ancient sites in...More

Thank cravingescape
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

This is way better than the Parthenon and does not cost €20 to visit. Heaps to see and it's in great condition

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Unlike the breathtaking Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaestus (located inside the ancient agora) is in much better shape. It was beautiful to walk around and it gave a better idea (on a smaller scale) of what the Parthenon must have looked like with its inner...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Construction started on this temple in 450 B.C. — before the Acropolis — but wasn't completed until 415 B.C., as the Greeks turned their attention to construction on the Acropolis. About half the size of the Parthenon, it nonetheless is surrounded by similar columns, 13 on...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed October 3, 2017

A nearlly perfect preserved ruin in the wonderful Ancient Agora. The chance to see this wonder is almost worth the trip to Athens by itself

Thank genelieb1
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Very vast complex built around 500-400 BC during the golden age of Greek civilization. Many invaders and religious fanatics destroyed many structures but one can still see many of the ruins and a reconstructed (in 1950s or so) large building (thanks to a gift from...More

Thank RSK41
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Worth the effort to see and at a good vantage point. Nice gardens around the site. Great viewpoint. Visit.

Thank Fillipos
Reviewed October 2, 2017

As you walk towards this monument it's size is awesome,the day we visited this site the entrance was free so win win situation. It also has a great museum

Thank Foodiechefmark
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Located atop a hill within the Ancient Agora, this temple is nearly intact. One can walk all around it (but not inside).

Thank travelpr02
Reviewed October 1, 2017

When visiting the Ancient Agora of Athens go to have a look at this nice temple as well. It is inside the same complex.

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No. You should have bought the 30€ ticket which gives entry to six sites.