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Temple of Hephaestus Tours

The Temple of Hephaestus was built just two years before the Parthenon. It is located in the ancient agora, not too far from the Acropolis. Sometimes it is referred to as the Temple of Thission based on some opinions that the temple may have been dedicated to Theseus. It was built in 450 B.C., most likely by the same architect who built the Parthenon. The temple was designed in a Doric style with six columns on each end and 13 columns on each side. 

Hephaestus is the Greek god of volcanoes and metalworking, and he was the only one of the Olympic gods who was not physically perfect and had to perform manual labor. He was the god responsible for crafting the armor with the fatal weakness that was worn by Achilles in The Iliad. Statues of Hephaestus can be found in the temple, as well as statues of Athena and several friezes depicting scenes with other gods. 

Practical Info

The Temple of Hephaestus can be reached through the entrance from Monastiraki on Adrianou Street.

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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour, Athens, null
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Reviews

History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding myths! Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.97
The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

The perfect combination tour for history buffs, including a visit to the Acropolis and all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient Agora ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.88
Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum, Athens, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

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Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Be transported back in time to Ancient Greece on this private, 3-hour tour of the Ancient Agora of Athens. With a private guide, wander around the Doric ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.43
Ancient Athens Running Tour 10k, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ancient Athens Running Tour 10k

For the “Ancient Athens Run” we jog around the Acropolis and other historical ancient Greek and Roman monuments while learning about their history.

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $71.47
Athens Private Small Group Full Day, Athens, Running Tours
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore 4,000 years of Greek civilization on this private 8-hour small-group tour of Athens. Visit top Athens attractions including the Odeon of Herodes ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.35
Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon, ... 
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Private luxury tour combining the Highlights of Athens with a coastal road trip to the Sounion Peninsula & amazing clifftop Temple of Poseidon. In the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $471.33
Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Discover the Acropolis of Athens by Segway on this 2-hour tour, led by a local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, glide through the neighborhoods ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.70
Athens Night Segway Tour, Athens, Segway Tours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

See the highlights of Athens by night on this evening Segway tour, led by an expert local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, explore buzzing ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.13
Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour, Athens, Segway Tours
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

See the sights of Athens on a half-day, small-group tour of the city by minibus! With a friendly local guide, watch the Greek Changing of the Guard ceremony by ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $155.93

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