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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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24 Adrianou St. | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good to see a temple with its roof intact in places. Gives context to other sites in Athens. Sited in a peaceful spot right next to busy Monastiraki. An interesting visit.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed yesterday

It is really well preserved. No scaffolding. Beautiful pictures can be taken. Surrounded with vegetation in the ancient Agora, it is very impressive and well worth the visit. It does not get crowded.

Thank Royalcot
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most complete Greek temple I have seen. I only wish I could have gone inside. It is inside the old agora area, but can be seen from the acropolis. If you see this temple it gives a better idea of what the Parthenon was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the temple when we visited the ancient Agora. It is the best building in the ancient Agora which is mainly ruins. It is worth visiting on the multi-site ticket (at a cost of €30 per adult; children free). A beautiful building, lovely colours...More

Thank LimerickAdventurer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Within the Ancient Agora which is well worth a visit anyway. For whatever reason it is one of (or the) most complete temples around. Probably helped that it was actually used until recently. Unfortunately we couldn't go inside. Since you are there for the wonderful...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ancient agora next to Acropolis is one of my favourite places in Athens. Temple of Hephaestus is very well preserved, it even has every columns left.

Thank tarjak2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a very funny visit, but there are no doors and the wind passes fast so some skirts blow and it was a sexy spectacle. We did not buy the special tickets that allow you to enter in the temple ans listen to an...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it was all very worth the visit, the temples are impressive and in very good condition. We visited during the hot summer months, carrying water with you is a must.

Thank l-f-s-francois
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see this temple from atop the Acropolis and wonder, 'what is that?' Well, it is a nearly perfectly intact ancient temple located inside the Ancient Agora (a must-see). A wonderful example of ancient Greek architecture, later used as a church. There are wonderful...More

Thank mpm1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Parthenon gets all the glory, by the Temple of Hephaestus (part of the Ancient Agora site) was way cooler, and much better preserved. Do not leave Athens without seeing this!

Thank Jennifer H
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Response from Cailey W | Reviewed this property |
Is your ticket the all-inclusive ticket? This ticket includes several local sites. If so, then yes it is, you can visit the Temple whilst at the Ancient Agora. However I believe this ticket costs 30 euros, not sure if this... More