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Address: 24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
Phone Number: 210 3210185
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Description: These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of...
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.
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An added bonus after seeing the Acropolis

We basically thought we were off to see the monuments at the Acropolis for the day but then wandered down to the Ancient Agora. Wow. It's excellent and shows alot more of what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We basically thought we were off to see the monuments at the Acropolis for the day but then wandered down to the Ancient Agora. Wow. It's excellent and shows alot more of what life was like. There are so many oe buildings to see. Just brilliant wandering around n the sun for a few more hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Agora has exhibits you can examine closely, since they are not enclosed in glass. This affords the visitor the opportunity to get up close and see details. The reconstructed Agora building gives the visitor a feeling of what ancient Athens felt like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to walk around and get a feel for "old Athens". We especially enjoyed the museum where you could see hemlock pots found in the ruins of the old prison where Socrates was held.

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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I am so impressed but this ancient ruin that somehow is magical in my eyes. The setting is precious and when the sky is clear you can take a fantastic photo from the most ordinary of cameras and it will still look like a professional one. This is a peaceful sight and really worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Agora is the ancient market area in Athens around the Acropolis. It is great to just walk around and have a feeling of what the city was like centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Agora was the main part of the ancient city, just below The Acropolis itself. It was a vast area of shrines, temples and buildings around vast squares. Most of the buildings are now ruins and it is a lovely quiet, gardens were you can stroll amongst the ruins feeling what the place was like. it is a contrast to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We wandered through the ruins heading towards Temple of Hephaistos in the distance. The temple was well preserved but we could only view it from the outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was hard to find the entrance from Acropolis side and then very disappointing to us as there were no signposts or numbers at the site to identify the buildings. The Stoa was however worth a visit and had a huge number of artifacts on display with good information about each piece. It was then hard to find the exit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a history buff, I absolutely loved this place. The old ruins are clustered among trees and grass, making it a pleasant walk. You should stop by the Stoa of Attalos to check out the museum, and go up the small hill to see the Temple of Hephaestus. It's much better if you go with a guide who will be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the site is not big so you can cover it all within 30 minutes. for me, this is better that the other sites as we could see and enjoy the ruins closely. It's worth a visit ;-)

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