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Agora

Northwest of the Acropolis base, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Ranked #19 of 188 attractions in Athens
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins
Owner description: These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center... more » Owner description: These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world. « less
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Melbourne
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125 reviews 125 reviews
63 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The agora gives an idea of the scale, organisation, architecture, and civil engineering of the ancient city. Roads, drains, commercial and private dwelling ruins over a large area, towered over by the Temple. The museum is also worth a visit. Entry to the Agora is included in the 12 euro Acropolis ticket. Some of the ruins being overtaken by weeds...it... More

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Athens, Greece
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

on the foot of Acropolis , wonder around the ruins of another world , a world of wisdom , beauty , harmony , the world of the gods of Olympus and ancient Greece. Right in the center of the Athenian metropolis yet far away from everything , dare a travel back in time. Must visit the temple of Hephastous ,... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Under the Acropolis and next to the touristy and trendy Monastraki, the Agora is a quiet and calm walk in the park. It is a part of your Acropolis ticket price. The ruins of ancient Markets, Schools, and Temples are easy to walk through and the olive trees give a pastoral ease to the landscape and a welcome break from... More

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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had time to spend before going to airport so we decided to come here. The weather was so nice in the morning with fresh air and beautiful view. They opened at 8am. We took pictures and have a nice walk to the temple then to museum. Easy to spend 1-2 hours here.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Round every corner you'll find hidden gems. Is easy to get to from the Acropolis everything is very close to each other. Great location.

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Olympia, Washington
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162 reviews 162 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Go early. Try to hit it just after it opens at 0800. The stalls are packed with meats and fish and veggies and fruits. It is a pleasure for all the senses to walk through and see the abundance of fresh lamb, octopus, calamari, swordfish, etc.. Be sure to taste some olives. Try some cheese. Enjoy. There are several restaurants... More

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It's not just the Agora. Walk through it and your imagination will burst with fantastical images of ancient bartering, sellers, voices, sandaled feet and togas and dresses and fountains, laughter and debates. Go to the Stoa for excellent statuary, don't touch anything. Enjoy the trees and bushes and views from the Stoa. Admire the columns, don't overlook them!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Large area of roman Forum type ruins . Your Acropolis ticket gains you entry . If you go directly after your acropolis visit it brings you out at the Monastiraki area for some fun shopping and a refreshment

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We walked through this area accidentally, on our way down the Acropolis after seeing the main sites on top. But I highly rate this site - it's sensitively "displayed" with simple ropes and discreet signs guiding you and there's none of the heavy machinery and large groups of tourists that seem to fill the top of the rock. We wandered... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you love history, then you should check out the agoras. My husband really enjoyed looking around and reading the plaques describing the structures.

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