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“The best preserved Greek temple - it says it all” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus
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Ancient Athens Running Tour 10k
Ranked #5 of 341 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: 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.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“The best preserved Greek temple - it says it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

When visiting the Agora at the foot of the Acropolis hill I was amazed to see a so well preserved temple appearing amongst the trees. Definitively a must see before or after the Parthenon so the brain can have a glimpse of what it was up the hill during the Golden Age

Visited March 2012
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“The Hephaisteion stands glorious in height and sight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

The temple of Hephaestus was an unexpectedly glorious sight for my 8 yr old and I as our shared loved of mythology threw us into a chorus of oooohs and aaas. One of the most beautiful Doric temples of the classical era, We stood before it in the quiet of the morning, amazed by how well preserved the structure is. My daughter said to me: " can you believe the lord of the forgers( for he forged from brass and iron) has a temple this big all to himself?It really is massive. The temple is visible from the Roman Agora and it is only slightly less imposing than the Parthenon itself. It is truly beautiful. Surrounded by greenery, with a few benches for sitting, guarded by friendly dogs who are abandoned to the city, the Hephaisteon was my second favorite site in Athens simply because its setting is breathtaking.

Visited March 2012
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Arad, Romania
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Well preserved, the highlight of the Ancient Agora

Visited March 2012
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“Another Must-See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

The amount of temples, ruins and monuments in Athens can be overwhelming, however this temple is a must see. As you walk around the outside, you can get glimpses inside and imagine what it was like when it was filled with statues. In remarkable condition, in a peaceful and beautiful location. There's a neat path off the back that you must take to get yet another breathtaking view of the Acropolis, as well as a view of all the delicious restaurants lining the nearby street.

Visited November 2011
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Athens, Greece
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“tortoise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

If your lucky you can see few tortoise near one of the most well presereved temples.

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