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Agora

24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Ranked #20 of 206 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Agora provides a pleasant walk through history...we had an excellent private guide who brought the history to life.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here as wanted to visit the temple of Hephaistos and was pleasantly surprised. Not really one for too much ruins but the setting and guides of how it would have looked made this a surprising visit. You can exit along the north (near to the metro line) where you can sit and have a coffee in one of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Was on my want to see list, felt abit bad dragging everyone to it, but wow so worth while an absoulte must see .... and everyone enjoyed it..

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We only saw the site from the outside and what we could see looked amazing. We decided not to enter as there was a lot on our to see list in the day we spent in Athens.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This place was a hotbed of activity in ancient times, and that's all I could think about when I was there. Plato, Aristotle, Socrates...they were all here! Markets, shops, schools, political/social center. This was the hub of ancient Athens!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

An amazing market, with one of the largest and most impressive fish markets I have ever seen. A large meat section and lots of shops with fresh and preserved edibles.

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Swansea, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Has several historic buildings, a chapel and many ruins. There are signs, in English and Greek, explaining the sites.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away at the end of the Plaka is the site of ancient Athens market the Agora. A meeting place for the citizens and notables from Greek history. The apostle Paul addressed the men of Athens here. The magnificent Temple of Hephaetus overlooks the area and is incredibly well preserved. The streets are shaded and give life to what a... More

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LA PLATA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We enjoyed sipping on cappucino while watching people in the market area. Then, we braved walking the streets while vendors and people walking around selling scarves and other trinkets bugged us incessantly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Ancient Agora is really the cradle of our civilisation - of philosophy - architecture etc. I used Rick Steves Athens Guide Book to help explore this great site and would fully recommment doing that.

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