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Agora

24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Ranked #17 of 202 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well preserved and maintained - but the guide book was more helpful than the leaflet given with the ticket.

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Tiburon, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Great views of the Museum and Temple of Hyphaestus from Adrianou road, filled with cafes and restaurants. Commute trains pass by between the road and Agora, but were covered in graffiti....spoiled the overall impression of these venerable buildings.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This market site makes the Forum in Rome look small! A great walk thru history and a good place to absorb the social life of ancient Athens. Well marked and very walkable

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Today the Agora looks like more a park then a square we heard about. Because of trees you can visit it even during the hot afternoon hours and take a break in the Stoa of Attalos (The Agora Museum). Wandering about and looking at the various ruins you shouldn't miss the Temple of Hephaestos - it's in amazingly good condition.... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The site contains the Agora itself and the Stoa of Attalos. Very well preserved, the imposing building of the Stoa of Attalos houses a museum full of statues from the ancient Greece. You can enter with the same ticket bought for Acropolis.

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Kamloops, Bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Amazing ruins that show the size and shape of a old village under the hill. With the old church, temple and ruins, well worth the time to see and read of the history in this city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There is more to see at the Greek Agora and the site itself is prettier to walk around. Luckily though, if you are smart, you will buy the entrance pass for all the sites and you can decide for yourself. The pass is 12 Euros and definitely worth it.

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Rockhamprton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We appreciated looking at the area around the Agora more than the Acropolis. Certainly the lack of crowds was a bonus. It's easier to gain an appreciation of the lifestyle of the time here and tourists are offered more freedom for self discovery.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

it's not too crowded and it feels nice to walk around without being pushed, or listening to other tourists. enjoyable! more than the parthenon.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While in Athens I visited a number of historic sights, but the Ancient Agora was by far the best. Of course the Acropolis is by far the most famous sight and sure the Parthenon is impressive, however the Ancient Agora has the Temple of Hephaestus. Hephaestus is smaller then the Parthenon, but it's almost entirely intact which to my mind... More

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