Temple Of HephaestusCurrently Open
- Address: Athens 105 55, Greece
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +30-2103722001
- Ticket Price: 30 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids
The Temple of Hephaestus or the Hephaestieon is the temple dedicated to the Greek god of metal. This impressive structure with several columns was built in 415 BC. What is most impressive about the temple is the fact that it is one of the most well-preserved monuments from the ancient period. The columns are sturdy as well as beautiful and even the roof has weathered the odds and stayed strong over many years. This temple also overlooks the famous point of Agora of Athens.
It seems only apt that this enduring structure pays homage to the god of strength. Although this Greek God of metal was cursed with a physical deformity, yet he stands out in the Greek mythology for building the legendary shield of Achilles. The best time to visit is in the morning but it looks equally impressive throughout the day. A definite must visit while in Greece make it a point to see it just to stand there and imagine how glorious ancient Greece must have looked.
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The Temple of Hephaestus in Athens is an ancient Greek temple and was opened in 415 BC. This temple is dedicated to Hephaestus the ancient god of fire and Athena, goddess of pottery and crafts. The temple features Dorian architecture and has 6 columns on the east-west sides and 13 columns on the north-south sides. From the 7th century AD to the 19th century, this temple was an Orthodox church that was dedicated to Saint George Akamatus. During the 19th century, this site was used as a burial ground for non-Orthodox Europeans is today an important archaeological excavation and a tourist site. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
- The above-mentioned ticket price includes entry to 5 sites.
- The ticket is valid for five consecutive days.
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67.25% of people who visit Athens include Temple Of Hephaestus in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
29.88% of people start their Temple Of Hephaestus visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
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This temple is so well preserved you can truly take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the drumming of history all around you. If you look close there is old carving graffiti from the 1920s and bullet holes from a long ago war. It is like the temple collects memories. Truly one of my favorite spots in Athens
Amazing piece of ancient history!!! Very well preserved. Is definitely worth to see it. Surprisingly there were not many people by the time I got there, around 2 pm. It's normally full at that time. So I suggest you to go early and avoid the mass of tourists
The best preserved and restored of the temples around the Acropolis. It's relatively small so that's probably the reason they managed to fix it up so well. You can't get too near it of go inside though unfortunately.
A monument in excellent condition. Worth visiting.
This site was so much more enjoyable than the Parthenon! The reconstructed Stoa of Attalos is gorgeous with great exhibitions inside, the grounds are beautiful, and the Temple of Hephaestus is exceptionally well preserved. I recommend at least 3 hours here based on the size of the site, how relatively peaceful it is, abundance of shade trees and places to sit down.