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Agora

24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 199 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Get the multiple entry pass to see this, the Parthenon and other ancient ruins, it costs the same as visiting the Parthenon on it's own. These are all the ruins that surround the Parthenon so you cuan spend a fair amount of time here.

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Coral Cove, QLD Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting this ancient site and the Stoa of Attalus Museum was great and the temple of Thesseion was worth a visit. A lovely walk through the grounds of Agora to see all these site. Also, the ancient church was worth the visit. This area is free to visit if you have paid for the Acropolis visit and I think... More

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Jai2187
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Ancient Agora is a "must see" in Athens. There are a variety of entrances to get on to the grounds although the one in the middle is probably the best. Entrance is 12 euros as part of the acropolis ticket or 4 euros individually - the temple of hephasetus and museum of agora are on this site. The north... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

On the grounds of the Acropolis. If you paid to go there, worth the short walk to the Ancient City of Agora, which is included in the admission. Do not have to walk back to exit, can exit on this side of Acropolis, which puts you right in the middle of Monastraki where you an shop and eat.

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I would recommend arriving here when it first opens in the morning as it is a lovely and peaceful place for a quiet walk among the ruins. The museum is worth walking through for a bit of historical context. I used the Rick Steve's free audio tour on his app as my guide to the ruins, which was helpful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is where ancient Athenians lived - and you can almost feel there presence still. Read as much as you can about it before you venture there and let your imagination roam. And: make sure you have comfortable shoes and plenty of fluid and some cover from the sun- ancient Greeks were very resilient bunch, apparently.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Special place. If you are in Athens, you must to see it! It is a famous place. In Bible time it was wery important place in Athens.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

on a sunny day in may, it gives you a hint of what life was like when athens was the centre of the known world, and why it was that such a fruitful civilsation sprang precisely there. a great feel!

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Iowa
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The most prominent examples of ancient architecture in the agora brilliantly educate one on the way things were constructed then. One is the Temple of Hephaestus which is very well preserved and the other is the Stoa of Attalos which was reconstructed in the 1950s. Beyond these fine examples of the Greeks' work, the Stoa has the museum which is... More

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

WE used Rick Steve's audio guide and book...was fun to explore Agora. See this before you go to Acropolis / Parthenon for a more complete understanding of ancient culture and history.

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