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The Greek Agora and Roman Forum

Address: Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ranked #24 of 62 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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American in Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was less than a minute from my hotel ( the Olympia), so, naturally, it was the first place I visited. Unfortunately, as many others have said, it was closed off, but walking around gave me a good idea of how impressive this agora and forum must have been in its heyday.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

For those interested in Roman heritage, this is a must-see stop. It is a well presevred fine example of what an administrative square in an Eastern Roman province looked like. Do not miss the museum underground, it is very informative. The agora is within a walking distance from the other main city center attractions. Working hours are not clearly visible,... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Huge and old ruins in middle of city, surrounding by buildings and hotels, but so beautiful place! The museum under the ground was full of information and interesting. Do not miss this place for sure, it was great experience in Thessaloniki.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was just next to our hotel (Orestias Kastorias) so we wanted to visit these ruins. However we could not enter the site as it was closed - I think we saw some kind of information plate next to the entrance booth but ridiculously access to this plate was also closed so how on earth should I know when it... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We are staying at a hotel straight across the road from these ruins and from the top floor the view of the agora and theatre are amazing. I'm sure for all those locals that live in the surrounding apartments that this is not much to look at but for my eyes that just can't imagine having this as your view,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Overall impression of the sites in Thessaloniki is that they are not well cared for. There is such a wealth of remains here but they are marred by graffiti and rubbish. The Greeks are missing a trick here by failing to exploit their wonderful archaeology in a tourist friendly manner. Some sites lack even an identification board.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Gorgeous and huge site that is clearly visible as you move downwards from the Kastro (city fortifications). It is nicely lit at night. Many places to walk around and you can see most of the site from outside. Which was what I did, as I found it, unfortunately, closed off in January. Hopefully it will be up and running for... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just as interesting as all the ruins in Thessaloniki! Definetely advise to go downstairs and visit all the area. Only sad thing is the huge amount of modern buildings all around.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

With the exception of the Theater; that is very well preserved; the rest of the ruins are incomplete and scattered in a vast area. This does not lower in any way the value and richness of this great representation of the Greek Civilization. The forum is surrounded by modern high rise buildings; it makes you wonder what other treasures are... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Greek and Roman agora. Really worths a visit... the underground museum is also worth visiting. Too bad its only 1/3 of the ancient agora as the rest is bellow modern apartment blocks. Let's hope one day we will be able to fully excavate the city...

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