Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus, god of the forge, was built in 449 BC by Iktinos (one of the Parthenon architects). A pioneer project of Pericles’ rebuilding scheme, it remains one of the best-preserved Doric temples in Greece.



● Disabled people upon presentation of their ID card or passport and Disability Certificate are admitted free of charge. In case of 67% disability or more, one escort is also entitled to free entrance.

● This site is included in the combined 5-day ticket of Acropolis & Slopes, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Olympieion, Kerameikos, Aristotle’s School with a cost of €30.

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Accessibility of the site according to the website:

  • Wheelchair access is possible through the entrance at Thiseion Square (Apostolou Pavlou Street), upon communication (+30 210 321 4824, +30 210 321 0180).
  • The path until the temple is earthy with gravel.
  • You can see here the itinerary for impeded visitors.