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A graceful stone tower dating back to the first century AD.
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Athina 105 55, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking around Plaka and its Adrianou Street, you'll probably pass in front of this unique monument many times. Located at the end of Athens' Roman Agora, this 12 meter high octogonal structure, known as the "Tower of the Winds", was built around 50 BC...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice. You need to take time to appreciate the significance of this place. Some of the ruins are just breathtaking...well worth a visit.

Thank Hitesh C
Reviewed June 2, 2018

An intressting place at plaka area.Is a litlle diamond as you can think what the ancients brilliant Greek minds thought about meteorological staion!Spend some time here,tottaly worths!

Thank Christos O
Reviewed April 28, 2018

You really need to spend time inside to analyse what you see. If you're careful enough you would be able to notice the remnants of paint on walls. In general quite a unique place to see. Of course, it's not as astonishing as Acropolis, but...More

1  Thank helga0987
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice well preserved and maintained small tower at the end of the Roman agora. You can go inside the tower but only into the entrance and round the side, there's no way of going up it.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

The Tower of the Winds is a beautiful 12 metre tall octagonal building constructed from Pentelic marble. This 2000 year old monument, built as a timepiece and weather station, included both sundials and a water clock. It’s very well preserved and a must for those...More

1  Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed April 17, 2018

An interesting looking building that is even more fascinating when you realise it was for measuring time.

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed April 13, 2018

This small building is located at the back of the Roman Agora site. Water clock remains are still visible and some information is available inside.

Thank stinger008
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is an attractive looking tower next to the Roman Agora. You can get decent pics from outside the fence so there's no need to go into the agora proper. The history of the structure as a clock is quite interesting.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

This tower of the winds is really pretty and it’s also situated in a really pretty picturesque area of Athens

Thank Martino B
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