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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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Of course it is not as famous, but in some ways this is even better than the acropolis, as it is more complete, does not have ugly scaffolding, and is not overcrowded with hordes of group tourists.

Thank K5802EYjohnk
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From monastiraki square its very close. You will go to ancient agora. Pay for 30 £ combo ticket. Comfortable shoes... water... you will climb.

Thank Comtesse23
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Reviewed yesterday

The Temple of Hephaestus is amazingly preserved and, from the far side, provides a wonderful view of the Acropolis. Note the slight curvature of the columns to create the appearance of a straight line.

Thank BillandKathy27
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Much easier to understand as this temple is quite complete and has great views of the acropolis. Great photos from here.

Thank chickengirly
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hephaestus ancient greek temple (near Monastoraki station) !! God( with strong arms ) of mettalurgy ,his name etymology is from volcano "ηφαίστειο".He makes Achilles weapons , Talos guard of Crete, Prometheus fire.. SOS visit market building museum "agora" and Stoa of Attalos!!!beautiful things to see...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Agora is well worth a visit and in many ways is up their in beauty with the Parthenon. It is smaller in size but within pleasant grounds which you can meander and enjoy in spring the numerous wild flowers. Entrance fees are half price...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing how well preserved is the temple of Hephaestus (Vulcan in Roman) among the other ruins of the ancient agora (forum) of Athens. Is a medium size temple but it can be disgustingly seen from almost any location in the vicinity as is...More

Thank Sofi N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing in the grounds of the Ancient Agora of Athens this magnificent Temple represents fine examples of the use of Doric columns and colonnades.

Thank Howard T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a glorious place, tucked into Ancient Agora, not too crowded but well worth wandering around. Well signposted and with an informative museum close by.

Thank louise B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a highlight of the Agora visit (see my separate review of this location ref timings etc) as not only is the view over to the Acropolis stunning, but this well preserved temple is really worth seeing. Again either try and find-out what you...More

Thank Matthew C
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1 August 2016|
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Response from Sam L |
No. You should have bought the 30€ ticket which gives entry to six sites.
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