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Roman Agora (Forum)

Athens, Greece
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Ranked #88 of 193 attractions in Athens
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Kansas City
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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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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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203 helpful votes 203 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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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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101 helpful votes 101 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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The main attractions here are the Tower of Winds, which is an ancient water clock, and the Ottoman-style Fethiye mosque. I was hoping to enter the Tower of Winds to understand the mechanics, but was dissappointed that there was no provision for this. The Roman Agora is very close to Monastiraki and Plaka Streets.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Lots of interesting bits of art and history to see and it's always a treat to run your hand along an ancient stone wall. You can take a tour or walk yourself and as I'm not a big tour person, I just read up on the different rooms when I entered them and kept looking for good pictures. A good... More

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