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Roman Agora (Forum)

Athens, Greece
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Ranked #88 of 193 attractions in Athens
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Winchester, Virginia
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302 reviews 302 reviews
214 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Part of your Acroplis admission ticket, very small, takes less than 30 minutes to walk thru and take pics but another nice set of ruins to enjoy. No crowds!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is no where as large as the Ancient Agora but worth seeing as there are some nice ruins and the Tower of the Winds. Apparently after the Romans moved in they wanted this to be the epi-center of Athens instead of the other "ancient" agora. TIP – if you purchase the Athens historical site combo ticket for the Acropolis... More

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Kansas City
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162 reviews 162 reviews
97 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Worth it if you are exploring Athens a little deeper than just the Acropolis. I don't understand the negative reviews for this site. I thought it was a good site. And, the Tower of the Winds is great.

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Tucson, Arizona
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298 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you don't have time, this will be easy to pass. But if you have just 20mn you could visit at least the tower of winds since the Roman forum is on the way between Acropolis and Agora. And included in the Acropolis ticket.

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Bucharest, Romania
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396 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not very much to see...probably the most interesting thing is The Tower of the Winds - a little octogonal tower,stone made and the only building pretty well preserved.As for the rest,only spreaded stones,the ruins of a monumental gate and other a few some half broken-downcolumns.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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144 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Apart from the astronomical building at the Northern end, the so called "temple of the winds", and at the southern end, the impressive Gate of Athena Archegetes, However this is a very fragmented site, with numerous scattered remains, most of which are difficult to interpret. As with many sites there is a lack of detail. It remains an interesting look... More

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London, United Kingdom
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85 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Right near the plaka is worth going to see for the Tower of the Winds. Part of the group attraction ticket, so take an hour out of your day to enjoy this hidden gem.

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Saint Louis
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Roman Agora is very beautiful. It houses the famous, and well preserved, tower of the winds which used as a sun dial over 2000 years ago. There are also many other interesting remains. And, even though it's in the middle of a modern district, once you're inside the agora you can almost image what it was like here on... More

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Lancashire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Actually the site as a whole is a little disappointing after the magnificence of the Acropolis and other Agora. However there is one building, not immediately on view from the main entrance that is unmissable: the Tower of the Winds. The original function of the building which housed a water clock is fascinating and it is decorated with carvings of... More

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Tortona, Italy
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428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The roman agora , this beautiful open air museum, placed itself near the Agora, to visit the whole area the entrance ticket is € 12 which will allow you to visit other famous sightseeing around the city. An immense space where you can walk among hundreds of Roman ruins, including columns , statues, capitals, gravestones, busts and much more. This... More

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