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Address: 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...

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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Great view and nice garden

It is worth visiting as it is in a very nice street, full of restaurants and cafes. It is a large area, a park almost I could say. Besides this temple, there is a small church... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is worth visiting as it is in a very nice street, full of restaurants and cafes. It is a large area, a park almost I could say. Besides this temple, there is a small church, may ruins and another large building with a little museum included in the price. It is a beautiful view that can be seen from... More 

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Middle Wallop, Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most complete temple in Athens and looks very impressive, even from a considerable distance. Sadly, you can't walk inside it but, set in the Agora complex, it is the outstanding feature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Those of you who are familiar with my many reviews know I am not into ruins, but this place is very impressive, one can only try to imagine what it looked like in its glory, add a few smoked glass windows between the colums, and you would have a nice little pad as a texan might say, Hope this has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Temple of Hephaestus is (most likely) the best preserved Temple from Antiquity in Athens and in Greece in general. Although is visible from atop of Acropolis Hill, many people having seen the Parthenon Temple they don't give a second thought of visiting Hephaestus Temple as well. My opinion is that they are mistaken because: although Parthenon Temple is bigger... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in the Ancient Agora, which is a lovely peaceful place just off the main bustle route, the Temple of Hephaestus is like a much more complete, albeit smaller Parthenon. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours wandering about; the site also includes a museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an amazing sight surrounded by a large archaeological area, not far from Acropolis. The best time to visit it is early in the morning and in the afternoon, when the sun is low. It's good to know: tickets are for half prize in winter time (from 1st of November to 31st of March) and children to 18ys are for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Temple of Hephaestus is within Ancient Agora and was an incredible surprise. Firstly, Ancient Agora will take you a while, the area is huge and there is a lot of ground to cover and a lot to take in and see. It is not ideal for very young children or anyone not interested in ancient history but, if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've already visited the Acropolis, this should be the next stop on your schedule. This is the most well preserved temple from the Ancient Greece, mostly due to its placement. Please make time for this, and thank me later. 10/10 would recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to know in advance what you are looking at and its significance. There is a museum too. There is no signage here. Easy to get to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Parthenon you get an idea what it would have looked like when you see the virtually intact Temple of Hepphaestus. Set in the peaceful surrounds of the Agora this magnificent temple stands on a small hill in all its glory. It is a must see destination !!

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