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if you like ruins this is a good place to visit the old agora market place, where the center of life of the city was happening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Agora is place full of positive energy from ancient times. It is definitly a must place to visit at least once in lifetime. It was wonderful feeling visiting place I have read about in history and philosophy lessons! Unfortunately, didn't have enough time for a proper visit, so I have to go back one day, hopefuly in the near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth it to visit as many of the ruins as you can, some have onsite museums now also in some sections as well, use a local guide if you can or use a guide book so you do not miss anything...locals are friendly, some English is limited or a bit broken so be prepared and patient... carry directions to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Imagine waking around the original city center marketplace of ancient Athens. Very interesting, beautiful reconstructions, nice pathway, several temples. A must see when in Athens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

if you like ruins this is a good place to visit the old agora market place, where the center of life of the city was happening.

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princeton, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The space is mind boggling - in the middle of the city, such a large space with space for different schools and meeting/debating places - was amazing to say the least. Must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was really awesome to see all of the ancient ruins and imagine how they must have lived. As always, take a bottle of water and a good hat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As numerous other people have suggested the Roman Agora (Agora - a public open space used for assemblies and markets) consists of mainly a few ruins and a few small columns. It's biggest pro is that it is included as a part of the 12 euro acropolis pass and it's located close to the much more impressive ancient agora. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited the Roman Agora, which was included in the all-inclusive ticket for the Acropolis. Interesting, but somewhat "sterile", relative to most of the other old sites in Athens. Worth a visit if you are on your way to the Ancient Agora, which is close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I finally found the Gate of Athena Archegetis, that landmark ruin you see on postcards and movies (like at the beginning of "My Life In Ruins") yet people here in Athens didn't know what I was talking about. It's on the west side of the Roman Agora. If you aren't able to make it up to the Acropolis / Parthenon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

one of the best spots in Athens. it really lovely and has a nice little museum a lot of there ruins are pretty intact gives a perspective on the differences and similarities between greek and roman architecture and civic planning the cheesy restaurants that over look the forum are cheesy but the view and ambience are gr.

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Address: Address: Athens, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki

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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.