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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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Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55, Greece
Monastiraki
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you dont like crowds, high pressured sales or a bait and switch fruit vendor, stay away from this densely packed market with a wide range of restaurants and shops. The cobblestone streets challenge walkers with canes. You can find traditional Greek spices, jewellery, donkey...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located at the base of the Acropolis Hill, the Ancient Agora occupies a large site and contains the ruins of many temples, building and structures. Its main attractions however are the Stoaa of Attalos which has been reconstructed and now houses a museum, the Temple...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After zigzagging through Athens to find it, you'll end up at the Agora, which is a surprisingly well preserved ancient site. Places like this act like a time machine and we get a small sample of what life and the city was like all those...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great to vist and experience. History is amazing. Atmosphere is awesome. Lots ofvpeople though but work the ecperience

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Most of the archaeological sites show the big temples and theaters, but this is more of a town. It's interesting to see how they lived in this time period from this perspective. There is so much to see here, you can tell that they don't...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We downloaded the Rick Steve's audio tour for free and it was well worth it. We found the Ancient Agora to be fascinating! Not to be confused with the Roman Agora though. We went early in the morning, 9am and it was not crowded. Would...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ancient agora was a place of gathering of people. They made political decisions here, exchange news, had shopping and relaxed. This place is full of ancient ruins, each stone was a part of ancient life and history is everywhere. Don't miss it

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the Acropolis is the sight to see, the Ancient Agora is a close 2nd. It is a much easier walk, lots to see and had plenty of benches and shade! The museum on site has some fabulous artifacts on display. We used 1 of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is bigger than you expect, lots of old ruins a restored palace and museum and a temple, a good couple of hours of Pottering and awesome sites. The €30 euro ticket package gets you into this site. As well as Zeus temple and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the old city of Athens and was where democracy started. There is not the people here that are on the Acropolis so you aren;t crowded. The ruins aren't as majestic as the Acropolis either.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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Anna K
November 13, 2018|
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Response from 3Eagles | Reviewed this property |
My previous reply did not include the museum on the grounds. Another hour to really get the most out of the museum would be best. It has interesting items you won’t see anywhere else. Look for the hemlock cups used to... More
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April 11, 2018|
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yes it is an open / outdoor space
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