Ancient Agora

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This former market was the centrepiece of ancient Athenian life. The Ancient Agora contains the well-preserved Hephaesteion, which is worth a look as is the Stoa of Attalos, which now houses the Agora Museum.


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  • Julyane, 04 Sep 2017


    Lugar incrível e que não pode deixar de ser visitado

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  • Tadeusz, 26 May 2017


    Socrates used to hang out here!

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  • Miloš, 04 May 2017


    If you're going to only one site besides the Acropolis, let this be it. Nice buildings and great museum

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  • Andreas 🚤, 07 Mar 2017


    Best place When full moon

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  • Victoria, 05 Mar 2017


    Здесь можно бродить весь день!

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  • Christina, 27 Feb 2017


    Ti mporeis na peis???mageia

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  • Dan, 25 Jan 2017


    One of the most beautiful sites in Athens and very atmospheric. Must see in the city centre!

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  • Chris, 23 Dec 2016


    Download the free rock Steve's tour of this place. This was an unexpected happy place for me.

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  • Abraam, 28 Nov 2016


    Υπέροχο αρχαιολογικό μνημείο

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  • Tanya, 27 Nov 2016


    Impressive and beautiful. Check out its museum for artifacts of Greek democracy.

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  • Anna, 22 Nov 2016


    What a place! The temple is very well reserved and the walk inside the area is amazing. Don't miss it especially a sunny day!

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  • Pedro, 15 Nov 2016


    Sem palavras. Estar em um parque histórico com um templo grego de 2500 anos, é absurdamente demais

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  • Ελενα, 25 Sep 2016


    Μην ξέχασε να επισκεφτείτε και το δεύτερο όροφο της στοάς του Αττάλου και ν´απολαυσετε τη θεα!

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  • Andrew, 05 Jul 2016


    What an amazed historic sites, can't believe it's over 2500 years

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  • Theodosia, 09 Jun 2016


    Περίπατος κ ηρεμία σε επαφή με την αρχαία Αθήνα και τη φύση. Ειδικά νωρίς το πρωί που δεν πέφτεις πάνω στην πολυκοσμία είναι απόλαυση!

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  • Ieva, 03 May 2016


    A must visit! Included in the pass for archeological locations.

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  • Vanessa, 25 Apr 2016


    O equivalente grego do Foro Romano, lindo e com pontos bem preservados.

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  • Patrik, 24 Apr 2016


    Beautiful building

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  • Murat, 18 Apr 2016


    Walking distance from Acropolis, takes 10min to walk down. So impressive and very ancient. There are many spots to visit; do not miss the Library.

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  • Mithat, 04 Apr 2016


    Nice view of Acropolis from downtown. The same walk-through problem with Archeological Museum. Buy the 30€ package that covers all historic monument visits.

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  • Mike, 27 Feb 2016


    Definitely worth the 4 euro entrance fee!

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  • Rahmawati D., 27 Jan 2016


    Beautiful site and the view of acropolis from down here just magnificent.

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  • Saud, 13 Jan 2016


    Ancient Agoura

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  • Carl, 26 Dec 2015


    Founded in the 6th century AD. This part of town contained all the administrative buildings of ancient Athens.

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  • Krishna, 25 Dec 2015


    This is were western civilisation begun. An essential visit for history enthusiast.

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  • Kurt, 21 Dec 2015


    Nice spot to walk and relax

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  • Kurt, 21 Dec 2015


    Nice spot to walk around and relax

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  • Cenker, 29 Nov 2015


    You should visit the museum before the site itself. With an overview from the museum, it will be more significant to look around...

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  • Giwrgos, 08 Nov 2015


    The centre of the ancient city. Ancient Agora was the political and cultural cradle of Athenian citizens.

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  • Dave, 02 Oct 2015


    Walk around the museum before walking around the site. It gives a more helpful overview of what you are seeing

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  • Eugeniia, 23 Sep 2015


    Temple of Hefestus has never been destroyed. It is staying here 2,500 years!

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  • Cosimo, 30 Aug 2015


    Beautiful astonishing monuments, look for the Hephaestus temple and the remains of the jail where Socrates was executed!

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  • Elena, 14 Aug 2015


    Si vas cuando el sol está muy fuerte el mejor lugar para tomar una bueno foto de ágora antigua es la parte de atrás.

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  • Pavlos, 11 Aug 2015


    Never been there after 42 years living in Athens. What a mistake to lose on that magical full of energy historical place. Amazing.

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  • e-table.gr, 03 Aug 2015


    Are you here on holidays? Plan your meals ahead by booking via e-table.gr! You'll find the best restaurants and book them for free! It is 100% safe! :)

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  • Margriet, 07 Jul 2015


    Such a good reserved temple of Hephaestos!! Nice view of the Acropolis, very nice museum!

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  • Fatima, 14 May 2015


    Nice. Less crowded than the Acropolis, & less damaged.

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  • Hana, 25 Mar 2015


    Amazing ancient place, it's good to have a guide, be ready to spend small fortune for a private guide.

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  • Zach, 20 Mar 2015


    Lots of cats

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  • Gulden, 29 Dec 2014


    Çok güzel bir Oluşum. Müzeye bakmayı unutmayın.

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  • Jessica, 07 Dec 2014


    Lots to see here!!

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  • Iris, 03 Sep 2014


    beautiful site worth visiting, in the heart of Athens!

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  • Petros, 30 Aug 2014


    The center of the ancient Athenian society!

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  • Suzan, 29 Aug 2014


    Historical area

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  • Lara, 28 Aug 2014


    Beautiful ancient site. Be camera ready

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  • Thomas, 17 Aug 2014


    Visit the old temple. It gives a great view of the Panthenon and other locations!

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  • Kiki, 10 Aug 2014


    Mia uperoxh volta! A3izei ton kopo!

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  • myGreece.travel, 24 Jun 2014


    Walk into the Ancient Agora and feel the aura and the energy that ancient findings emit!

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  • Yiannis, 24 Mar 2014


    Πανεμορφο απογευμα σε μια τοποθεσια γεματη απο την ενεργεια του παρελθοντος

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  • Visit Greece, 24 Jan 2014


    In antiquity, Agora was not only a commercial center but a political, cultural and religious one as well.

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  • Xoirotero, 02 Jan 2014


    It worth a visit...

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  • LOUTRAKI's ParkHotel, 11 Aug 2013


    OVIOUSLY, «agora» can not be translated in market because wasn't the market of Ancient Athens. Lets say was the Hyde park of Athens. If you know what I mean.

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  • Apollonas, 23 Jun 2013


    Don't forget to listen to bouzuki music by Radojica right in the corner!

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  • Gonzalo, 25 May 2013


    They close at 15h, try to get rid of the tourists from the cruises or they are going to slow you down.

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  • Yun Qing, 18 May 2013


    Rick Steve's free audio walking tour is awesome for here, Acropolis, Athens city and even the National Archealogical Museum.

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  • Yannis, 20 Apr 2013


    Ομορφα σοκάκια με πολύ κόσμο όπως πάντα :-)

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  • Jan, 13 Mar 2013


    smells of camomile today!!

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  • Themistocles, 20 Dec 2012


    Still a market

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  • Tenten, 05 Nov 2011


    Και να σκεφτεί κανείς ότι την δεκαετία του '50 εδώ υπήρχαν σπίτια! Ήταν μια ακόμα συνοικία της Αθήνας και την ανέσκαψαν ολόκληρη!

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  • @StratosAthens, 18 Jul 2011


    The agora in Athens had private housing, until it was reorganized by Peisistratus in the 6th century BC. He removed the other houses, closed wells, and made it the centre of Athenian government.

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  • Giannis, 15 May 2011


    Ancient Agora

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  • Dimitris, 27 Sep 2010


    Check out this site: http://www.athens-agora.gr/

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  • thewandering1, 30 Nov 2009


    hit it on a walking tour of ancient sites- worth the 15 quid to learn as much as possible.

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