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The Greek Agora and Roman Forum

Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ranked #25 of 73 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In the center of the city of Thessaloniki,old meets new.Construction on the agora,it is in the heart of new city.So you can combine a perfect day,with ancient site and shopping in the center of the city,or drink a coffee,or better have a lunch close it.About the Roman agora it is a perfect complex with a small but very nice musuem.You... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Pretty well preserved site in the middle of modern big city. Looks good by day, fabulous by night. I don't know if you can enter, it was all closed by the time we get there, but I understood that there are shows there from time to time. Nice idea from the Greek authorities. It really worth a visit.

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Craiova, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice preserved considering the fact that is surrounded by apartment blocks all around. We couln't get in when we got there (I don't know if it's closed for public visits all the time). I would recomend this to everyone considering that Paul might have preached in here...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

An ancient site surrounded by modern buildings and people going about their everyday business. It is great that the city that decided to preserve this site. Inspiring.

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San Francisco, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's funny/odd to see these remnants of ancient civilization surrounded by the ugly high-rise apartment buildings that cover much of the center of Thessaloniki. This is certainly not the place to gain much appreciation of the achievements of the ancient Greeks and Romans, but it's worth a quick look.

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Warsaw, Poland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nothing special. Just old ruins visible from the street. We didn't even buy a ticket to go inside. There are more interesting places to see in Thessaloniki.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was suprised that it was uncovered and you could see really everything. Made a lot of great pictures and got a lot of infos from the guide. Worths visit.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There's a full city block that Thessaloniki decided to preserve when they rediscovered these remains--well done. Unfortunately, the remains aren't the best example and it requires a lot of imagination. Only one column remained intact. At the time that I visited, there was a nice photography exhibit in the museum space below (the old shops, which were in use much... More

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Milan, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Nice to see the perimeter and JUST IMAGINE what could it be at the time of Romans. It is a sort of football field with just a two or three columns near a corner of the peristyle. Also for the rest of the theater there is nothing special to say. We should be happy that such ruins are there to... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is an amazing place and the museum under the market square is well set out with so much information. They also have exhibitions in the area and were setting up photographs when we visited in early May.

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