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Address: | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, 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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I enjoyed this well preserved temple, part of the ancient agora (forum). It has been standing for thousands of years, it is probably safe to step inside. wouldn't you think?

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I enjoyed this well preserved temple, part of the ancient agora (forum). It has been standing for thousands of years, it is probably safe to step inside. wouldn't you think?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Although approx. half the size of the Parthenon and not as elaborate, this is well preserved and well worth visiting. This temple is part of the Agora complex. By purchasing a combination ticket when visiting the Acropolis, you can also visit the Agora. There is much to see in the Agora (this was the ancient marketplace) culminating in the Hephaestus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Unlike the Parthenon, Temple of Olympic Zeus, and other local sites, the Temple of Hephaestus actually has all of its columns and an intact friezes and roof. It is somewhat smaller than the Parthenon, but much easier to get to. You can walk up to and around it, and I recommend taking photos from the Stoa across the agora too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I couldn't wait to see this Temple up close as it still has all its columns and most of its roof intact. It didn't fail to impress. I only wished I had visited 20 years earlier so I could have walked inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Situated in Agora, this beautiful temple is in amazing condition. This attraction is included in the 5 day 5 attraction pass, which is available from the Acropolis ticket booth. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have seen such huge structures only on the magazines. First time I had an opportunity to experience it my self in person. It was a great experience to see such a structure which has a historic importance. The view of Athens city from the top is an attraction. There is also an Amphitheater which is a great experience. People... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is the only complete structure in the Ancient Agora other than the museum which is a recreation. From the temple you have a good view of the Agora as well as the Acopolis. Worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you are fond of ancient things you can go for this. As the acropolis and all other temples are same you can skip this place if you are tired. This place is down the Acropolis and you found a museum here as well. The multi site ticket will include this place as well. And you can exit to Monostiraki... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Best preserved temple in town and not crowded at all. Located at the far end of a very pleasant park filled with ancient greek artifacts and statues. Worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was so glad I took time to visit this site. The temple and market are remarkable and it was easy to spend 1+ hours. Just a wonderfully restored treasure and a highlight of my visit.

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