Ancient Agora & Temple Of Hephaestus

Ancient Agora & Temple Of Hephaestus

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Overview

The ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora (gathering place). Next to the Athenian Agora, you’ll also find the Temple of Hephaestus, which was remarkably well-preserved compared to other Greek temples. The Stoa, another good site nearby, houses the Museum of Ancient Agora, which is home to Athenian, Byzantine, and Turkish artifacts. The ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora. Agora is a gathering place for citizens to discuss state affairs, marriages and partake in religious rituals. Over the years, the citizens started using the Agora to sell goods, food, pottery, and religious artifacts. Next to the Athenian Agora, you’ll also find the Temple of Hephaestus, which was remarkably well-preserved compared to other Greek temples. This temple was built by The Hephaisteion Master under the aegis of Pericles between 449 to 415 BC to honor Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, fire, and metalwork. The Stoa, another good site nearby, houses the Museum of Ancient Agora, which is home to Athenian, Byzantine, and Turkish artifacts. — The ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill. — These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world.

Country

Greece

Approx. Duration

1 – 2 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Min. Price

From: 8 Euros

Address

Temple of Hephaestus, Athens, Greece

Spoken Languages

Greek (formal), English

Recommended Age

Teens, Adults, Seniors