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Agora

24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Ranked #19 of 198 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Iowa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

While walking there it's impossible not to imagine how this place must have been in the past. Don't forget comfortable shoes! The walk it's totally worth it!

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Roseville, Minnesota
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I can see why some people would be thrilled with this place, but I was disappointed. There isn't much to really help you imagine the kinds of politics and commerce that happened here. The reconstructed stoa is very good--it gives you a sense of the scale of the place, and my kids said "they should reconstruct all the buildings like... More

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Herndon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The agora took my breath away. The grassy fields of the agora, right next to the plaka district, was a nice place to enjoy the ruins of Ancient Greece. The temple to Hermes is in better shape than any other temple we saw in Greece. The basilica was beautiful and it was wonderful to enjoy the sights without the massive... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Did not know what to expect here but was blown away. So well preserved and you could imagine what it was like in its original time. Allowed an hour but spent 3 hours there.

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Mosman, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stunning specially the ancient agora. A must visit when in Athens. Avoid midday sun. Take Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat for roman agora. A few minutes walk from Acropolis. Included in Acropolis ticket.

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Noble Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First day in Athens we arrived about 2.00pm and after settling into the hotel, went for a wander. After discovering the Plaka Markets so close (10 minutes walk), we virtually stumbled on the Agora whilst walking. What a sight to behold in the middle of a city! Beautiful ruins that you can see from all sides or walk through. This... More

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