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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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Still Standing and Very Well Preserved

Located at Athens' Ancient Agora, this temple's location couldn't possibly be more astonishing. While visitors cannot enter into the temple, as with most ancient buildings... read more

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located at Athens' Ancient Agora, this temple's location couldn't possibly be more astonishing. While visitors cannot enter into the temple, as with most ancient buildings, visitors can walk around and see it very closely. Unfortunately, from the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George Akamates, which, while contributing to it still being standing... More 

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Anderson, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the highlight within the ancient Agora. It is difficult to picture ancient Athens but this is by far the best preserved Ancient Greece building of its type. Come see it and the heart of the old city.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely my favourite antiquity sight in Athens in the ground with many ruins and the ancient agora. If you do the acropolis whilst in Athens and not this site it's a crime.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thus tempke requires a short clomb on the hill. It has the original sculptures in place. Too bad you can not see it very well because of the nets. From the top if the hill you have a nice view over the Agora. Access to the Agora including this temple costs € 8.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A temple from the classical period of Athens (5th century B.C.). Beautiful proportions. Oustanding sculptural decoration depicting Heracles and Theseus the two most important heros of Greek Mythology. Pentelic marble. The cult of Hephaistus and Athena protector of the handicraft activity took place in the cella-inner part of the temple. The ancient garden was recreated since the archaologists discovered the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is worth visiting but isn't as awe-inspiring as the Panthenion. Restoration of ruins is being done to restore it to some of its original condition

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Temple of Hephaestus is not so much imposing as it is original. That makes it a must see in my book. It stands as it stood and it looks great.

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This is one of the structures that is still mostly intact. Easy to imagine the roof over it and how people met inside.

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This temple is located in the Agora, and houses an adjacent museum in a recreated stoa. I recommend this and the the Acropolis for casual tourists. The other items that are part of the €30 tour package are not really worth it. You can observe Hadrian's library, Hadrian's Arch, and all of the other attractions from the outside. There's no... More 

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Very interesting site if you find yourself in Athens, Greece. Not as big as the Parthenon but still very impressive.

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