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Stoa of Attalos

Market, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #29 of 198 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: These ancient ruins were restored in the early 20th century and now house a collection of ancient Greek sculpture.
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

While it is not the original, it is still very worthwhile to visit. The statuary in the museum is amazing and it's fun to get a feel for what it must have been like back in the day.

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The stoa is a modern two-store building reproducing the ancient one in the east side of the Agora and shelters the Museum of Ancient Agora. After the visit which will surely be interesting - all the objects are from the area since the prehistoric time - you can relax in the gallery sitting and adoring Nike statue, ruins of the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Which means ticket is already included in the Acropolis ticket valid for 4 days so why miss it? It has been reconstructed to house a small museum and make you feel like a Greek of the ancient times going to the mall.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was my favorite part of the trip to Athens. The building is beautiful and they have restored parts of it so you can walk around freely and see all the amazing statues, pottery, coins etc. that have been recovered. After visiting the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus we were quite disappointed as although it is amazing how old... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

In ancient times this area was a type of shopping mall. Now reconstructed to look like the ancient mall turned museum. A nice hideaway from the heat and interesting historical showcases inside. One that sticks out is a display thought to be handled by Socrates himself while in hiding. They show an ancient voting system as well as day to... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This reconstruction is part of the Greek Agora, and also functions as a present day administrative block and museum. It must have been an exceptional building in the pre- Roman times and today, of course with its striking red roof it seems a bit out of place. But what structure it would have looked some 3000+ years ago, in fact... More

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Most historic sites are just really museums. Maybe some foundation walls and a little model of what they think it looked like. Okay this IS a museum. But here you don't have to look at the little model and wonder what it looked like. They rebuilt the whole darn thing. Wander through the marble columns. Buy something in the little... More

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Positioned within the archaeological area of the Agora, this fully restored to its original porch is adjacent to the Roman Agora, from here you can walk among the beautiful artwork and sculptures greek -roman . Only this is worth the price of admission which of course you will also visit other historical sites of this unforgettable city.

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