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“Beautiful buildings, quiet setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agora

Agora
24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City...
Ranked #17 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world.
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“Beautiful buildings, quiet setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We enjoyed this site almost as much as the Acropolis. We walked to the site from our hotel and had a good guidebook to help us navigate the site. The buildings are nicer than the Acropolis, as there is no scaffolding and you can get up close, so you get a better feel for what it would have been like "way back when". It's cool to image Plato and Socrates discussing things here, and the display in the museum about the beginnings of democratic government (voting, for instance) is really fascinating. The temple is gorgeous and intact, unlike the Parthenon. We spent a couple of hours here and really found it an interesting visit.

Visited May 2012
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“Felt like you went back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

There was enough reconstruction and original items to really let you feel you were there. I thought this was better than the Parthenon. If you get a ticket to the Acropolis this is covered on the same ticket.

Visited February 2013
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“The best historic experience in Athens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This wonderful area is slap bang next to the hustle if Monastriki but you would never know it. It is like a peaceful garden dotted with the most fascinating of ruins many of which are aesthetically overwhelming.
For just 2 eveis (UK pensioner rate) this is amazing value. And just think of those Philhellenics who are buried here - what would I give to have my bones amongst them!
Do not miss this experience (the living bit anyway!)

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“don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

plan at least an hour and take a map, it's wonderful to explore these ancient ruins. The best gyro ever is right across the street from the entrance gate.

Visited November 2012
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“quiet garden of eden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

As the masses walk up the Acropolis please take time to visit the Agora. The reconstructed Stoa of Attalos houses a very nice collection. Opposite the Agora is a street with nice restaurants to have lunch and enjoy the view of the Agora. Walk up to the temple of Hephaestus. This temple was used up to the 1930 (not as a temple though), so why is it in such a bad state ?!

Visited January 2013
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