Angora &
Hephaestus Temple

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Hephaestus Temple


The 5th century BC Hephaestus Temple sits on a nearby hill within stone-throwing distance from the Ancient Agora.

Compared with
the Parthenon

It is similar in design to the Parthenon (both are Doric-style Greek temples), but noticeably smaller. However, it is in appreciably better condition than its more famous sibling, which makes the Hephaestus Temple one of the must-see attractions of Greece.

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View from the Agora

You get a splendid upward view of the Acropolis from this site.

Athens has two
other major agoras


Roman Agora

It was built around 15 BC and is now in ruins.


Central Agora

This is a contemporary marketplace selling fresh Greek foods and other products.

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