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Ancient Agora of Athens

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Address: Adrianou 24, Athens 10555, Greece
Phone Number: 210 3210185
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These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of...

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.

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Temple is nice

if you're a history lover, you'll love this place. If not, you might not seeas much of interest here as you'd expect. it's also hard to walk around the Agora in any hot summer... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

if you're a history lover, you'll love this place. If not, you might not seeas much of interest here as you'd expect. it's also hard to walk around the Agora in any hot summer months. I'd go for the Temple, though, and maybe the small, long museum they have in there now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice, interesting ruins. If you love history and you're interested in Greeks culture this is one of the places that you must go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As important as Acropolis, the Agora is a must see attraction. The restored Stoa of Attalos is a highlight. There's a museum inside. Likewise, the Temple of Hephaestus, in its well preserved doric style,is a gem in the site . The Church of the Apostles Saints is also amazing. It was built in the tenth century to celebrate St Paul's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprisingly satisfying place to explore, you will find yourself at the site of democracy's birth. Great to walk around the grounds where Socrates once spent his days. Casual and charming. Don't miss the Agora museum on site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike a lot of historical sites you can still get the feel for the ancient city & it's set up. And it is a credit to the City of Athens that this place is still so accessible and mostly well kept & preserved, believe me not a regular thing in Greece I'm afraid ! You could easily spend hours but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the top sites to see in the city, complementary to the other historic sites. Can take your time wandering around and entry is included as part of ticket purchase for the acropolis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the Agora whilst trying to get away from the busy market, this is now one of my favourite places in Athens!!! This is somewhere you should definitely not miss!!!It's peaceful, enchanting and interesting, lots of history!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some extra time to kill and this was nearby. I didnt know what to expect, but its a very large site with lots of open space and many small ruins. The Temple of Hephaestus is the highlight here...make sure you walk over to it towards the back of the site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 entrances to the Agora, but 2 were closed when we visited. Perhaps they are open during the summer. The one that was open in the winter was along Adrianou Street. The closed ones were at Plateia Jacqueline de Romilly (on Apostolou Pavlou Street), and along the path on the South edge of the Agora, near the Church... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of ruins but in a lot of places just piles of rocks. This is a place where a guide would be helpful to explain what was there and what you are looking at. Not very impressive when you do it on your own

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