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we actually visited Rome in toward the end of June 2013. It was pleasantly hot and the forum was interestingly dusty. Due to the location of our hotel, we wandered past the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

we actually visited Rome in toward the end of June 2013. It was pleasantly hot and the forum was interestingly dusty. Due to the location of our hotel, we wandered past the forum every morning and evening. There is a relatively long viewing area from the side walk and a walking path just outside the fence along another section from... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Roman Agora (not to be confused with the Greek one, 100 meters away) is a wonderful place, strangely peaceful despite its location amidst the most visited areas in Athens. It has a lovely ancient fountain, an observatory which is a jewel of Roman architecture, miraculously preserved, and rows of marble columns. surrounded by trees and under the shade of... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I visited this monument along with several others nearby (hadrians library and the ancient agora). All are within a 5 minute walk of each other. I think all these historical moment nets are well worth the nominal change of 4 or so euros for an adult. I travelled with a teenager - take their student ID card as mementos are... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Agora was the most happening place in the ancient Athens, city of the goddess Athena. This was the marketplace, meeting place of the gentry of athens where people assembled and discussed matters each other. The Agora of Athens, where ancient Greek democracy first came to life, provides a wonderful opportunity to examine the commercial, political, religious, and cultural life... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This ancient forum is behind the Acropolis and within the area of Plaka. It was closed when we first visited it, but you can see most of it without entering. The Tower of the Winds if totally covered over and is the most significant part - it was a shame that this was not visible.

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Malden, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This sits next to the ancient Agora and is worth seeing if you are in the area. Closes at 3PM which is earlier than other similar attractions. The Tower of the Winds is here but it was being renovated and covered. There are lots of shops ad restaurants right across the street. If you purchase a ticket for the Acropolis... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Worth visiting. Around the corner from ancient agora. It closes much earlier - at 3pm. We got there at 2:50 and the guy said it was closing but when we asked to come in he did let us in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is included as part of Acropolis ticket and worth visiting. Although the site doesn't have many standing and well put together ruins, you can imagine what it might have looked like. The tower of winds is here as well as remains of market areas. Try to find an olive press as well.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Roman Agora is a place to contemplate in your own pace, as the modern world continue to develop in accordance with its own speed. When looking at each column which has been standing upon this soil in thousands of years, we began to ask us many important questions, which hardly have time to think about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This site has so much history to it. Take a stroll and enjoy a Greek coffee at a nearby cafe while looking at the Acropolis. Read everything you come up on while walking through the Agora. You will have the feeling you are back in ancient times- the aura you get is calming and being in cradle of western civilization... More 

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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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