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“Well Preserved Piece of Antiquity”

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.
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Seeing this temple makes it easier for one to imagine how other, bigger temples looked like back in the days. It is also a beautiful peace of Athenian architecture from the golden ages of the city.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I love everything about it esp the care in restoration. the museum is well laid out and the ancient stones are really mind boggling. it is a must when you are in Athens. the care takers are around to help with directions and are all very knowledgeable about the place

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Situated in the ancient Agora, this 4th century BC temple of Hephaestus Great God of metalwork and craftsmanship, appears shimmering, magnificent in the morning sunlight..

Impressive marble Doric columns dominate, and can also be seen when walking uphill to the Acropolis..Looking down from there, the view is unmissable..

Such a stunningly large temple,building , with its interesting history of usage over the centuries, .

Enjoyed very much the time spent there, gazing and dreaming of times long long ago

Thank Tanzymac
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This temple is nothing shy of breathtaking. It is perfectly preserved and offers the visitor a detailed look into temple construction. The columns are flawless, the polished marble which fills the interior still shines. It is a humbling moment to sit and absorb. Located within the Agora, it is one of two temples which populate the area. The other is a Macedemian domed temple which is entirely different and dates significantly later.

Thank Memo-Diana R
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This temple was lit up and visible from our hotel. It looks alluring at night, so we set out to find it the next day. It's a gem, well preserved and still located in situ.

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