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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
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Agora
24 Adrianou, Athens 10555, Greece
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City...
Ranked #21 of 208 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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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Given the stunning, world-changing contributions to world culture that are connected to the Agora (philosophy, democracy, religion, public administration, and so on), the site was a disappointment, particularly when compared with the Parthenon.

Essentially, it's a ramshackle collection of uncared-for remains, presented without any sense of story, and without any real attempt at curation.

With a bit of thought and imagination, great things could be done with the Agora. It's disappointing that so little has been done.

I'm giving the Agora three stars because it's so historically important, and because it contains the lovely Temple of Hephaestus. Just expect to be disappointed by the rest of it.

Visited October 2013
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“Walking in the steps Socraties”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a little trouble getting to the Ancient Agora as out cab driver dropped us at the Roman Agora which is near by. In the site there is a nice small museum in a reconstucted stoa and ruins of the city. I was amazed at the scale of these bulidings from 6 th century BC

Visited October 2013
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Dana Point, California
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“Agora walk through”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Ancient archeological ruins spread over 2-3 acres..... few buildings of note. Takes about 1 hour to walk the area

Visited September 2013
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, United States
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“Ancient Agora”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a great place to wander! It isn't had to imagine what this ancient marketplace was like. The paths are good as is the signage at major sites. You need a long time to do it justice. There is MUCH to see.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Very colourful and lively”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I loved the fact that it was a very local, colourful and lively market. Lots to see and you get to see what the day-to-day ambience is in this market.

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