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another average site to see

Just go here if you have a lot of time to kill or if you have an exeptional interest of Greek history or archeology.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just go here if you have a lot of time to kill or if you have an exeptional interest of Greek history or archeology.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is small compared to other sites nearby and the (covered and not available) Tower of the Wind is on this site. Because its free with an Acropolis ticket its worth a wander but if pushed for time this is one that could be left out without loss.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While not as half as interesting as the ancient Agora, the Roman Agora is still worth a visit, if only to see the Tower of the winds (when its ongoing renovation is done). Tickets are 3 Euros per adult, but you are better getting the combo 12 Euros ticket, that'll allow you to visit 7 archeological sites. 15 minutes here... More 

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Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This certainly wasn't the most impressive place we went to in Athens, but we were glad we stopped. It doesn't take much time and easy to reach from the Agora.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Roman Agora is one of the most-visited places in Athens, and it remains until today a well-preserved historical site with plenty of insights into the past offered. It also houses the Tower of Winds within its boundaries.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Surprisingly, the Roman centre of Athens doesn't get much by way of tourist coverage (the forum is not even marked on some tourist maps) but there are some really interesting things to see. The site, near the Monasteraki district, includes the remains of the Roman marketplace, an Ottoman period mosque and some public latrines! When we visited, much of it... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In the heart of Athens I couldn't believe there could be such a fantastic stroll. The ancient agora (forum), the god Ifaistos temple and the entire area with the ancient ruins impressed me deeply. The area around the agora was also very impressive. As you walk in the graphic alleys of monastiraki and plaka ancient ruins almost jump out in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautifully preserved ancient agora next to Monastiraki metro station and close proximity to Acropolis and many many restaurants nearby.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Long walk from Acropolis but more amazing ruins and statues everywhere. The Stoas were a surprise as they had completely restored one to display all the statues. It would be better if they restored it so you could see how the Agora's operated.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On Adrianou St (Monastiraki) you will find the Roman agora and the tower of the winds. All over the place, and also outside, on the streets, you will see the traces of our ancient history. This Agora was built 100 years BC, placed quite near of the Ancient Agora, improved during Hadrian domination. The intention was to move the social... More 

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Monastiraki
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.