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Stoa of Attalos

Address: Market, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #23 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient Greek sculpture.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Located within the ancient agora. This place is a museum for the agora. You need to go here to understand the whole complex of the agora. Otherwise it will be a bit puzzling trying to reason the whole layout of the structure and the story behind it.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are interested in visualising what the ancient Athenian agora may have looked like then the Stoa of Attalos is well worth a visit. You can imagine the business of the day being conducted within its long, shady porch and it still provides welcome respite from the Greek sun on a hot day. it has al lovely small museum... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A good way to understand how the original Agora could have looked like! Nice view from the upper floor. Full of interesting statues. Free entrance if you are a student.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This impressively restored Stoa is the scene of the commencement of a very influential school of philosophical thought. In the heart of the political and social life of ancient Athens - the Agora - lies many places that were important in shaping future Western thought. the Stoa of Attalos also houses an impressive museum and offers shade and a cool... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Walk beneath the columns to enjoy a bit of shade and admire how nicely they have reproduced the building. We did not have time to visit the museum...so I cannot comment on its contents.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This has changed a lot since I came her in the 90s. The Olympic Games of 2004 did a lot of civic good for the city. The archaeological park entrance is close to the flea market and stretches up to the Acropolis. This time I just bought tickets for the Stoa. The area is clearly marked up and the old... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The ticket to acropolis includes this museum. It is in a restored building designed to look ancient at the place of an ancient arcade. Nothing really important to see.

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Central Romania, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The place is in the ancient Agora and is rebuilt but even so it will make you feel like in ancient Elada walking thru.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here four times during our one month stay in Athens and we loved every meal. The moussaka, lamb in the oven and beef with feta were our favorites. Also the white wine from Crete is really nice.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The building is in the Ancient Agora at the foot of the Acropolis. You walk the Panathenaic Way and this if off to one side. Within the same grounds is the nearly intact Temple of Hehe st us, which looks like a smaller version of the Parthenon. There are bathrooms here and it is a good place to cool off.... More 

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