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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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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Enhance your experience of Athens on a 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; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.98
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Skip the Line Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour
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Skip the Line Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

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For lovers of classical Greek culture and history, a visit to the Agora of Athens is a must. On this guided tour, explore the temples and an ancient concert hall, follow in the footsteps of Plato and Socrates through its marble colonnades, and see the most significant artefacts in the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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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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  • 3 hours
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$40.21
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The 10 Tastings of Athens With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Athens With Locals: Private Food Tour

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This foodie extravaganza is the ultimate way to get a taste of Greece. By traveling with a private guide, you’ll get a more personalized experience, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention for questions. Your guide will lead the way, which takes the stress out of navigating, and you’ll visit multiple local Athens food hotspots, such as markets, food counters, and more. Highlights include trying Greek olive oil, souvlaki, and doughnuts.
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  • 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and choose from various routes. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, or other top sights—you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
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$22.98
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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi from Athens. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (optional upgrade or at own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.
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  • 10 hours
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

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The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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$16.66
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Athens airport to Athens hotels Private arrival transfer

Athens airport to Athens hotels Private arrival transfer

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Book a reliable transfer from Athens Airport to Athens hotels with this private transportation service. Skip the hassle of the taxi line and maximize time after your arrival in Athens. Meet your driver at the airport arrivals hall and get luggage assistance. Proceed to the destination of your choice in Athens and travel in comfort. Flight tracking is included with this service.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included

All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included

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Escape the urban energy of Athens for the day and set sail for the Saronic Islands aboard a spacious Greek sailing ship. Find your favorite spot on deck to soak up the Mediterranean sun while island-hopping to Agistri, Moni, and Aegina. From ancient temples and wild peacocks to pristine beaches, there’s something for everyone at each stop. Swim and snorkel right off the boat, and indulge in a delicious Greek lunch onboard during this luxury island adventure.
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  • 10 hours
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Athens City and Sea bike tour
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Athens City and Sea bike tour

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See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing half-day bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great perspective of landmarks like the Parthenon, before heading to the beautiful coastline known as the Athens Riviera. Soak up fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf while riding along the water, and see coastal highlights that most visitors miss like the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local guide’s insider expertise.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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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.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Athens Highlights and Mythological Tour

Private Athens Highlights and Mythological Tour

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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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  • 4 hours
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Athens city Full Day Private Tour

Athens city Full Day Private Tour

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Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover on public transport when you book this action-packed full day tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the National Archaeological Museum and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Inhale city views from Mt. Lycabettus and explore the Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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Explore the heart of historical Athens and its ancient Agora on this private walking tour. With your own private guide, learn about Athens’ long history and colorful culture as you stroll by the markets and squares of Monastiraki, and delve into the charming lanes of the Plaka, the city’s Old Town. Discover churches, Ottoman-era monuments and Roman ruins, and explore the Agora, once the main square of ancient Athens. View the antiquities here, and visit the archaeological museum at the restored Stoa of Attalos, the forum’s ancient shopping mall.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 4-hour Tour of Athens with driver and guide (cruise or hotel pick up)

Private 4-hour Tour of Athens with driver and guide (cruise or hotel pick up)

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This private tour will begin from a hotel or place of choice in Athens. Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up to start your private 4 hour tour of Athens. Discover one of the most emblematic cities in the whole World during this 4 hour tour with your private official tour guide and comfortable in your private vehicle. Entrance tickets aren't included but this tour will be unique for your tour. Athens is home to art, learning and philosophy represented by its ancient monuments, museums and cultural institutions. It is one of the few cities to have hosted the Olympics more than once. This private tour will finish off at your hotel or place of choice in Athens.
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  • 4 hours
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$390.63
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Private Walking Tour:Visit the Ancient Agora - Taste the Modern Agora

Private Walking Tour:Visit the Ancient Agora - Taste the Modern Agora

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After your pick-up from your hotel, we are heading towards Monastiraki square, a can’t-miss spot of the city of Athens.We cross the Monastiraki square and we get closer to the Ancient Agora of Athens, which was the heart of ancient Athens.Today it’s one of the city's most important archeological sites. Not only you will get to see the most well preserved classic temple, dedicated to Volcan, but you will have the chance to step in a Stoa or portico, that houses the findings of the site today. Later on, we come back to Monastiraki square and through Mitropoleos street, we are going to have a taste in the most “trendy” Agora of Athens, ERGON House. Here, we are going to explore a modern market with food products of small, independent, honest, food artisans. This is the right place to promote Greek gastronomy and this is the right place to taste the authentic Greek cuisine Our tour will finish at around 13:00 and your professional guide will accompany you to your location.
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  • 4 hours
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$240.13
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Privately Guided Tour of Athens in a Half Day

Privately Guided Tour of Athens in a Half Day

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Enjoy the best of Athens, including skip the line entrance to the Acropolis and the Greek Agora, with a private guide. Beginning with the Acropolis where you can explore the complex, which has survived earthquakes and battles with Amazons, Persians, Crusaders and Stormtroopers. On your private, guided Acropolis tour, consider the importance of the structure as a universal symbol of the classical spirit and civilisation. You will also discover some of the earliest theatres known to man at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. With expert recommendations from your guide, who will have enough tips to keep you occupied long beyond your trip. Lastly, enjoy entrance to the Greek Agora, where you will learn why it is celebrated as the birthplace of democracy. At the end of your tour, your guide will give you a skip-the-line pass which can be used up to 4 days following your tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$305.00
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Self-guided Virtual Tour of Ancient Agora: The Highlights

Self-guided Virtual Tour of Ancient Agora: The Highlights

Experience the Ancient Agora from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link and instructions, and in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch! Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will discover not only historical facts but also unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly anytime. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into treasures of the Ancient Agora and immerse yourself in the surroundings/exhibits in an entirely innovative way.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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On the steps of Mysticism Private Tour from Athens

On the steps of Mysticism Private Tour from Athens

Follow the same route that ancient Athenians followed every four years from the Acropolis to Eleusis (the entrance to the underworld) to be initiated to Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece.
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  • 8 hours
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Athens: Self-Guided City Experience

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Athens: Self-Guided City Experience

Instead of spending the day rushing around Athens in a tightly-scheduled group tour, explore the city at your own pace with this self-guided tour experience. All you need is your mobile phone and some headphones to immerse yourself in the city with a VoxCity audio tour. Follow your maps to the landmarks you want to see and learn about their history from your private audio guide.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Temple of Hephaestus costs USD 6.88. Guided Temple of Hephaestus tours start around USD 6.88 per person.
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