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“Don't Miss It When You Visit the Partenon”

Temple of Hephaestus
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Owner description: 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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Don't Miss It When You Visit the Partenon”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The intimacy and immediacy of the Temple is a welcome change from the grandeur of the ruins of the Parthenon, particularly since all the scaffolding at the Parthenon makes it hard to get very close to the building or imagine it without all the 21st century apparatus around it. The Temple is beautiful and tucked away in the woods just down the hill. It doesn't take long to see, but it is well worth it.

Visited February 2013
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Amherst, New York
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“Temple of Hephaestos, Ancient Agora of Athens”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The best preserved example of an ancient Greek temple on mainland Greece. As is now common, actual entry onto the platform and into the temple is no longer permitted, unfortunately.

Visited November 2012
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Porto Alegre
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“beautiful”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

the most conserved temple of the antiquity. beautiful views and connected to the agora and the stoa of atalos. a must see. nice restaurants nearby, a park and a fair.

Visited January 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Beautiful temple”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Wasn't expecting to see such a beautiful, well-preserved temple at the Agora, surprised there are hardly any tourists here but glad to have the place to ourselves. While it's not as large as the Parthenon, it's intact and there's no scaffolding, making for a much more picturesque setting and it's much easier here to get a feel for what it would have been like to visit this temple in ancient times. Added bonus - you can look over at the Acropolis while viewing the temple. We found the Agora equally as interesting as the sites on the Acropolis.

Visited May 2012
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Volos, Greece
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“EXCELLENT CONDITION IMMERSED INTO THE MODERN METROPOLIS OF ATHENS”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Temple of IFESTOS, (THESION), is probably among the better kept monuments of the classical era world wide with the exception of the hellenistic monuments in Sicily.

Visited February 2013
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