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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 23 October 2016

The entire area is well worth the effort to visit. Try to include your visit on the same day that you visit the Acropolis and you won't have to pay a separate admission fee.

Thank El_Coche_3
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wow. How amazing to walk in the foot steps of the ancient people who made this their home. Pictures do not do this site justice. You have to see it for yourselves. amazing carvings and stonework.

Thank Sonya B
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The temple of Hephaestus is situated within the ancient agora, and is fantastically well preserved. It is very much worth a visit for anyone interested in Ancient Greece.

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This Temple in the Ancient Agora is at the foot of Mount Olympus and The Parthenon. It comes as part of the ticket to tour The Ancient Agora - well worth the price of the ticket. It was one of my favorite mornings / afternoons...More

Thank 12dbryan
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Much quieter than the Acropolis but just as impressive. Only downside is that signage explaining the significance was limited.

Thank glasg0w99
Reviewed 21 October 2016

When I saw the temple in the distance I initially thought it was a reconstruction being used as a museum or a store and was quite shocked to realize, upon arrival and close inspection, that it was indeed the original temple itself. The temple is...More

Thank Jess D
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you have time, it's worth walking through the ancient Agora to see the couple buildings that are still standing, this being one of them.

Thank BethanieKay
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I expected Parthenon to be like this so this was a nice surprise. Look out for the tortoises in surrounding undergrowth.

Thank SuzyQ1232014
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Hephaestus is stunning. The park and ruins surrounding it are incredible and we enjoyed spending a few hours wandering around and sitting in the shade. It's much better than the nearby Roman Agora, so I would skip paying 8 Euro for that and pay for...More

Thank haleagirl
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great view during the day and it lights up at night time. The photo oppertunities are great during the day and night.

Thank Illona0077
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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
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