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Address: 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...

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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Amazing - it still has a room

We used the Rick Steves audio guide for the Agora. It was great and teens loved it. Explains it all so well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't find the entrance, although a site nearby was closed to tourists on that day. Sad to miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful piece of history.

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We used the Rick Steves audio guide for the Agora. It was great and teens loved it. Explains it all so well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's dedicated to the ancient God Ifestos and it's also called "Thission", as according to the myth, the bones of the Hero Thisseas are buried under the temple. It's an excellent sample of Ancient Greek architecture, with Doric columns. It's situated in the middle of the ancient Agora and has a nice view to the the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of the ancient agora complex, this temple still has many of the carvings intact. It is in a beautiful setting. The ancient agora generally is not to be missed as it is where the actual functioning of democracy (or mobocracy as Socrates called it) was practiced. Going with a guide will make all the difference as many of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was yet another remarkable place in the Agora. So close to the Plakka and other neighborhoods - many places immediately nearby to have coffee or lunch or enjoy an Alpha beer. Check out the many local cats -- everyone feeds them and they are a part of this town. There are some places that have a strong whiff of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

you think you are in 2.500 bc ...this temple in the heart of Athens makes you feel and see and smell how ancient athens was 2.500 years ago .....and the surroundings amongst the laurels and olive trees ....a masterpiece of architecture ,a memory of the gods.

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One of the best in Athens. Important check before you enter we did not we thought that it closed 5pm like acropolis but it closed at 3pm we were very sad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fun here and this is worth the stop. You are in Athens already so explore, explore and explore....

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This was definitely a highlight of my trip. Though the temple is only 13 columns in length, it gives an absolutely awesome view of what the Parthenon's 17 column length would be. The fact that it also still has it's roof should not be underestimated. Definitely worth going to see it in the ancient agora.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you get to the Ancient Agora, make sure you make a small walk to see the Temple of Hephaestus! It's a very well maintained, charming temple! We loved its architecture and the state it was kept in.

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