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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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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is worth seeing as it is one of the most intact temples from the classic age of Greece. It sits high on a hill in the ancient agora and is only a short climb. It is also much more peaceful than the Acropolis so...More

Thank Ledbury5
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Ancient Agora, including Temple of Hephaistos, is interesting (layout of agora and stoas) and pleasant (lots of trees & birds). The Temple has complete columns, and impression of internal cella. The small museum has interesting ostraca.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The temple offers a snapshot into thousands of years of history, but also great views up towards the Acropolis. The timing of mid-day was good as there was an opportunity to view temple with few, if any people around while taking pictures of the surrounding...More

1  Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This temple is in amazing shape given the age. While the Parthenon has taken a good beating, this one hasn't. Be sure to put this high on your list. It's far less crowded here and more impressive to see.

Thank Whedrick
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful classic temple easy to get to and able to view close up.Part of the Ancient Agora a short walk from Thissio metro station.

1  Thank kbrinc2016
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Hephaistos temple is among the top jewels of Agora. I would suggest to visit it around 11am, so that the sun is not preventing you from taking pictures of the whole area. This is one of the most preserved temple in the ancient Greek world.

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 7 May 2017

After walking the ruins of Agora and the museum very nearby we visited this Temple. You can walk all the way around it and see the carvings and columns in wonderful state - I believe we read this is the most well preserved building of...More

1  Thank govicariously
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is set in a massive ancient site you literally could trip over the amount of ruins and things to see here. Loads of shade and benches if you want to rest to take in the sights

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Even though one may have already seen the utterly awesome Parthenon, it would not be surprising if the feeling one gets from a close-up look of the Temple of Hepaestus (or Hephaistos, as it's sometimes spelled) is only just a little short of breathtaking. The...More

1  Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great to experience what a fully formed temple looks like. We had seen the temple from the Acropolis and were eager to visit it. It sits on a hill in the Ancient Agora and is very picturesque.

Thank Chris C
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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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