Temple of Hephaistos - Athens

in photography •  last month

 Temple of Hephaistos (ca. 460 -415 BC ) 


 The temple was made in honor of Hephaistos, patron of metal workers, and Athena Ergane, patroness of potters and crafts, by an unknown architect. It is the best preserved of its type in the Greek world, as a doric peripteral temple, with fore-temple (pronaus), inner shrine (cella), amd rear temple(opisthonaos). The Temple of Hephaistos was converted into the church of St. George (7th century) and used as a burial place for protestants in the 19th century. Before becoming a museum in 1930, it was the site of the official welcome of King Otto. 


I was surprised to see turtles walking through the vegetation.



The temple was built with Pentelic marble, and it occupies the top of Kolonos Agoraios Hill, with a view to Acropolis. 


 All photos and video are mine, taken with Panasonic Lumix GX80, 1232 lens, at Ancient Agora, Athens in June 2018.
 

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

I love this photo, i mean that place looks strong and solid despite the years and years. Regards

·

It is the best preserved of its kind, truly amazing to see upfront.

This is awesome and there are also turtles walking around! Thanks for sharing!

Posted using Partiko Android

·

Yes, the turtles were a pleasant surprise!

·
·

I love turtles, they are one of my favourite animals! 😍

Wonderful temple, it is one of the most preserved in Greece and its structure is truly impressive, even knowing that it started to be built in 449 a.C.

For me, the main attraction of the agora is that it unites nature with ancient monuments, which is ultimately a huge park full of trees, and gradually find columns and statues of classical Greece that are in perfect harmony with landscape.

Thank you for showing us a bit of ancient Greece. =)

·

That describes perfectly the site of Ancient Agora!
Have you been recently ?
Athens has many ancient sites that are worth seeing.

I was missed your posts, dear Anca 😁 Welcome again 😁😊

·

Thank you for the great welcome! I have been kind of missing these days :)

Congratulations @anca3drandom! You have completed the following achievement on Steemit and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

Award for the number of upvotes

Click on the badge to view your Board of Honor.
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:
SteemitBoard and the Veterans on Steemit - The First Community Badge.

Do you like SteemitBoard's project? Then Vote for its witness and get one more award!

Beautiful view...
Amazing photographs Temple of Hephaistos ...