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. 

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The Temple of Hephaestus can be reached through the entrance from Monastiraki on Adrianou Street.
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Address: 24 Adrianou St, Athens, Greece
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Enhance your experience of Athens on a 4-hour mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; admire the morbid majesty of the ancient Keramikos cemetery; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour

Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites — the Acropolis and Ancient Agora — during a 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access. Slip past the crowds at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, where you’ll learn about the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Monument of Agrippa and more. After free time, follow your guide on foot through Athens' political center of Ancient Agora and its famous monuments, including Hephaestus Temple. Top off your itinerary at the museum, housed in the Stoa of Attalos.
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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum

Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy, 3-hour bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly path and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum and Dipylon Gate. Soak up the city’s modern culture in the lively Plaka area, and take a refreshing coffee break at a local café.
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling 2-hour Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Essential Athens Highlights: Private Half Day or Full Day walking Tour

Spend a half day exploring the fascinating ancient monuments and vibrant culture of modern-day Athens. Join your guide on a route that takes you through the most important relics of the ancient Greek empire, including the Acropolis, Theater of Dionysus, Agora and Temple of Zeus. See where the modern Olympic Games were held, and stroll through the city’s bustling markets. This private, 4-hour tour can be customized to suit the pace and interests of the group for a fantastic introduction to the Greek capital.
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints.  Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Make the most of your time in Greece with this full-day private guided walking tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the ancient Agora. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a ride along the coastal rode. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

Get up close to Athens’ main highlights on this fascinating 6.5-hour tour, with a local guide. Traveling between the sites by comfortable minivan, visit the Acropolis to explore its treasures, including the Parthenon and Nike Temple. Take a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum; stroll around the ancient relics of the Agora; and enjoy a panoramic tour to witness the Panathinaikos Stadium and Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from a guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour

Behold the wonders of Ancient Greece with a private tour of the Ancient Agora of Athens. With your own personal guide, you’ll spend three hours exploring the well-preserved ruins and towering Doric columns of the old agora, where Greek democracy was born. See the Metroon and other magnificent buildings like the Temple of Hephaestus. You’ll also visit the Church of the Holy Apostles and the Stoa of Attalos, which houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

See Athens’ main attractions with your own private group on a full-day city tour by minibus for up to 19 passengers. With a knowledgeable driver-guide, you’ll visit the Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis Museum to soak up the archaeological wonders of this ancient city, plus see an array of other landmarks like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Panathenaic Stadium. Pickup is available at hotels or the cruise port.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full Day Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Kifissia District

Make the most out of your time in big and bustling Athens by booking this full-day private tour of the Greek capital, plus a special stop in the Kifissia district. Visit all the main sites and get an insider's view of each spot, thanks for your friendly knowledgeable guide. Learn the backstory of each place. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, the former Royal Palace, Parliament and see the changing of the guard, and much more. Then head to the sleepy Kifissia, a quiet neighborhood crammed with cool shops, cafes and bars. Private tour means you'll get ample attention from the guide.
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Private Athens Highlights and Mythological Tour

Discover the history and myths of ancient Athens on a 4-hour walking tour with your own private guide. See UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites including The Acropolis, which contains the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, among other famous monuments. Continue to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, discover the core of the ancient city at the Agora of Athens (aka the Forum of Athens), and view the Temple of Hephaestus and the ancient Keramikos Cemetery. Your knowledgeable guide brings the history and legends to life on this ancient Athens tour.
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Ancient Athens Running Tour 10k

Combine sightseeing in Ancient Athens with a 6-mile (10-km) run that takes you around the Acropolis and other historical monuments. Follow in the footsteps of Aristotle along a route typically taken with his philosophy students and learn from an informative guide while you jog at a steady pace. You’ll hear all about Greek and Roman history along the way.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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