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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 4 days ago

you can't get better than seeing history at your fingertips! Up close and personal with things that have been there for hundreds of years. Things you've only seen in text books from your high school teachers. There is nothing like the real experience. Tho crowded,...More

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The temple of Hephaestus is a contemporary of the Parthenon, also built in the Doric style but much smaller and almost intact so it can give a good idea about the former glory of the larger temple.

Thank Thorrodur
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is the best preserved Greek ancient Temple. Τhe Τemple of Hephaestus stands οn top of Agoraios Kolonos hill (also known as Thisio). According to geographer Pausanias, two deities were worshipped in the temple: God Hephaestus (protector of all metallurgists) and goddess Athena Ergani (protector...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful piece of Greek history. A must see if you are in Greece! Try to go in the morning if you ome in summer.

Thank manoliandhanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss seeing this temple, it's well-preserved and gives a much better idea of what other ruins must have looked like in their day.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make the effort to explore the garden and temple after seeing the Acropolis. It's much better preserved than the Parthenon. Plan on getting some great pictures of the city view as well. There is lots of exposed area, so it can get hot in the...More

Thank traveltrixie
Reviewed 1 week ago

very impressive and well maintained it is surrounded by a garden of ancient monuments just below acropolis hill

Thank myania
Reviewed 1 week ago

By the moment you realize the age and the history of this unique temple, you start having chills in your stomach. Well preserved, it was a lovely morning walking around Greek history...

Thank Gael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered our way over to the temple after seeing it from afar from the top of the Acropolis, it is in wonderful condition compared to a lot of the sites in Athens and the area of the ancient agora itself is huge so is...More

Thank Stephenandsteviex
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is in the north-west side of the Ancient Agora, of which you can get quite close to in order to inspect its intricate details. The trails around the temple are quite uneven, so good walking shoes are highly recommended. BTW, Hephaestus was the...More

Thank Paul D
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31 July 2016|
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Response from Sam L |
No. You should have bought the 30€ ticket which gives entry to six sites.