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Address: | Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, 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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A Highlight in Ancient Agora

The temple is locate atop a hill. It is beautiful but also a bit seedy. For some reason it has a powerful and abiding sense to it. Well worth the half hour walk to get to the... read more

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple is locate atop a hill. It is beautiful but also a bit seedy. For some reason it has a powerful and abiding sense to it. Well worth the half hour walk to get to the Ancient Agora, and it's one of several things to see there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is nicer than others to see as it is more complete, and as such, has a bit more of a "human" scale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't initially plan on seeing the Temple of Hephaestus however we were walking by and decided to check it out. I'm so happy we did! This temple is beautiful! There were no crowds at the time we visited and we were able to take our time and leisurely stroll through the grounds! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great example of a doric Greek Temple. The reason it is so well preserved is due to it being converted to a church later on. When you climb up the small hill and stand at its entrance, take a moment to look east over the Agora and imagine people bustling to and from. The agora was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend going to see the Hephaestion in the Agora. This temple is one of the best preserved temples around and it is incredible to be able to see all of the friezes and remaining metopes still in place. It is a must see when in Athens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very interesting to see from up close. The Ancient Agora is in fact like a park with some structures in it. Around the park are fences. You can walk around it and see through the fences about everything you can see when in it. Just this temple needs to be approached. As is the Stoa of Attalos, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must see in Athens ... everything in Athens is amazingly full of history... can't recommend to see this enough I never got sick of seeing ruins

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has more interesting ruins and far fewer people that the Acroplis, a mere 10 minute walk away. The museum is very interesting. Pay your 5 Euros and see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is well preserved and is very pretty. It looks like a smaller version of the Parthenon, but this is complete.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is incide the ancient market of Athens. The place is very interesting and is worth your money for the ticket to be in this wide area. You need more than 2 hours to see everything in detail. A PLACE TO BE !!

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