Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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from $9.83
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
How to get there
  • Thissio • 4 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 4 min walk
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands693 contributions
Dec 2021
Many websites said that we should go here and I really wanted to but it is much nicer than I expected. It is really green, so you can walk at places no one else comes (at least in winter), view of the Acropolis, beautiful temple, stoa and more historic sites. It is really worth it to go for 1 to 2 hours.
Written January 11, 2022
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA900 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Eventhough it is just ruins but we enjoyed walking where the main marketplace had been. It is a good place for taking pictures as well. Tgere is a 2 floor museum onsite. It is a must see!
Written December 12, 2021
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,199 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a nice historic site with the temple being the stand out feature for me. When at the temple look out for the parakeets on the facades. The Stoa is also good. Don't forget to visit the upper floor. There was a one way system in place when we visited with the steps up being at the right hand edge of the building as you look at it.
Written November 18, 2021
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Robyn S
12 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Arrived late afternoon just as the sun was setting and it was very picturesque. There weren’t many tourists around and so was able to get some really good pictures. There was loads of really helpful signs as well that indicated what everything was in English and Greek. A really lovely way to spend a few hours
Written November 17, 2021
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Gretchen L
Colorado Springs, CO398 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The neighborhood has some vendors right next to it to give you the feel of like a flea market. Inside it was nice. We went before noon. It was very peaceful and got some really good photos. Loved that you can walk outside the museum part and also enjoy sculptures and history. I throughly enjoyed it.
Written October 20, 2021
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,339 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I’m sure the main temple is worth seeing but we had a horrible experience here. We spent about 45 minutes wandering from one closed entrance to another via Google Maps. We finally found an open entrance and paid 8€ each to enter the Agora. The areas was pretty small, had a few interesting sights and took about 10 minutes to see everything. It did not include the actual temple.

We wandered to another entrance that was open and learned that we had to fork out another €12 each to enter. Pretty sure that this one was for the real temple but at this point we felt like they were fleecing us and gave up. With hindsight I should have done more research. It seemed designed, however, to rip-off tourists.
Written October 6, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Aug 2021
In some ways this market area and gathering place was more interesting than the Acropolis. We found it easier to get around, and the signage gave visitors a better understanding of what they are seeing.
Written October 5, 2021
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leileireid
Murano, Italy394 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
First of all massive thank you to all the staff at the museum on site who where absolutely lovely, friendly and polite.

Especially the nice lady who checked our vaccine status and the lady in the gift shop who we chatted to about the cost of tuition fees in London.

It’s a massive site which we enjoyed a chilled walk around reading all the signs (could do with a few more) and occasionally googling for additional information. The museum is very well laid out with all the art facts displayed well and spaced out nicely.

My main tip would be to take a photo of the map at the entrance as it’s the only one so you know you have covered everything. As the site is so big it could also possibly benefit from a suggested route to follow to ensure visitors see everything due to the size of the sight.
Written September 29, 2021
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ninamaria1
Vienna, Austria89 contributions
Sep 2021
Really interesting place. It's comparable to the Roman Forum Romanum and there are many excavations and other interesting things to explore.
Written September 28, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
Jul 2021
Agora is the heart of every Greek town - a place where was the main marketplace, around which the town was built. This one in Athens is the best I saw, along with Ephesus in Turkey.
Walking it you feel the BC era, and you do that in peace, as it's much less crowded than the Acropolis above it. The perfectly preserved Temple of Hephaestus is the main star along with a small nice museum.
Written September 22, 2021
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