Temple of Hephaestus

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The Temple of Hephaestus is an Ancient Greek temple that is situated in the Greek capital city, Athens. The temple was constructed in the 5th century BC and was built from marble that was sourced from a local mountain. The temple was dedicated to Hephaestus, the ancient god of fire and Athena, goddess of pottery and craft. From the 7th century AD to the 19th century the temple was used as the Greek Orthodox church of Saint George Akamates. The temple is one of the best preserved in Athens, mainly due to it being well used throughout history. It is a stunning example of Ancient Greek architecture.

Getting there

The closest metro stop to the temple is ‘Thissio’ which is accessed by the M1 metro line. The 025, 026, 027 and 035 buses all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The temple is part of the Acropolis of Athens, it is open to visitors from 8am-8pm in the summer and 8am-6.30pm in the summer, you will need a ticket for the whole Acropolis to enter, these cost 20 euros.

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  • Temple of Hephaestus, Athens 105 55, Greece
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