Hephaestus – Legendary Temple for god of metal
Temple of Hephaestus is the most well preserved Greek temple which its condition has least amount of damage compared to other temples. The columns at temple of Hephaestus remain Sturdy and so beautiful and even the roof has weathered the odds and stayed strong for years.
Temple of Hephaestus located at the north side of the Ancient Market of Athens, on top of the hill Kolonos Agoraios. The temple measures 14 meters on its north-south side and 32 meters on its east west side. Temple of Hephaestus features amazing decorations of Greek mythology. On the outside, the temple has Several pomegranates, myrtle and laurel trees.
Temple of Hephaestus at first dedicated to Hephaestus, god of metal. Lately, the temple was turned into a Christian church in 700AD and dedicated to Saint George. It Remained so until the last Divine Liturgy was conducted by Bishop Tlantiu Neofitos in late 1830 in the presence of many Athenians.
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