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Walk thru the golden age of Athens

take a stroll down these beautiful remains in the heart of Athens and feel as if you are visiting the city back in its days of glory as you can walk right thru the ruins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

take a stroll down these beautiful remains in the heart of Athens and feel as if you are visiting the city back in its days of glory as you can walk right thru the ruins.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's amazing to see the size of the Agore, just to go through ancient history and appreciate the greatness of the ancients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric, and less crowded. The place felt far more immediate than some of the other sites. It may have helped that there was a bit thunderstorm when we went, so it was particularly dramatic and beautiful, and the scent of the foliage filled the air. Even so, there are great views of the Acropolis, and you are free to... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Included in the Acropolis ticket price, take your time and wander around here. There is a really interesting gallery/museum in there as well which is worth looking at.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Old style historical agora (forum) worth seeing on your walking tour of Athens. Odd opening hours. Verify before heading out to make sure you get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Now the timing to see this site is an interesting one. I never did get to go in it but you can see it all from the fence line around it. You can get the ticket that allows you to see I think 9 different sites along the Acropilis area. But in my humble opinion the Acropilis ticket is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

These are the ruins of the Roman Agora, which was the central market area in Athens around 100 AD (if I remember everything I read prior to visiting!) When Athens was conquered, the city was razed to the ground (except for the structures on Acropolis Hill) and when Athens was rebuilt, the focal point of the city was elsewhere. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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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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.
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