• View from top of Temple of Hephaestus Theseion in Athens, Greece during summer

10 Most Famous Greek Temples: Temple of Hephaestus

Dedicated to the god of metal working

Located about 500 meters north-west of the famous Acropolis, The Temple of Hephaestus is the best-preserved Greek temple in the world, although it is far less known than its illustrious neighbor. The temple was built in the 5th century BC in a district which contained many foundries and metalwork shops. It was therefore dedicated to Hephaestos, the god of metal working. The Temple of Hephaestus was designed by Ictinus, one of the architects who also worked on the Parthenon.