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Agora

24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 201 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Background before you go will help put some locations of things into perspective, but no knowledge doesn't mean any less of an experience. Socrates and the ostraka were my favorite parts. the museum helps with perspective locations and things. the museum reconstructed is intensely grand!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

the Agora is yet another piece of interesting history. first saw it in 1989 and couldn't wait to visit it again in 2014. makes for a great stroll down history lane.

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Touristy yes...but why not? It is one of the spots one should count in when visiting Athens. It is an oasis in one word with much shelter and nice restaurants around. Have in mind that The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stoa in Agora is awesome. It also provides good shade from scorching summer sun. There are two floors and a Museum with lot of ancient artifact with good description and year of origin.

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DeWitt, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Amid the crush of tourists at the Athens, the Agora is an absolute oasis! Not far from the Acropolis you will find a large park with shade and solitude. The Pnyx (Prison of Socrates) can be found there close to the center of ancient Athenian government. If you walk around you will see people working to restore these archaeological sites;... More

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