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Tower of the Winds

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Address: Athina 105, Athens, Greece
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A graceful stone tower dating back to the first century AD.

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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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The story behind this is fascinating. Each side represents one wind. Three are good descriptive signs on the outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The inside of the Tower is now open to visitors! There's no climbing. Price: €6 (but get a group ticket with all the sites! It's cheaper!) Access: 4 minute walk from Monastiraki Water: there's a vending machine at the ticket booth opposite the site! The Tower is part of the Roman Agora

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The story behind this is fascinating. Each side represents one wind. Three are good descriptive signs on the outside.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk around old Athens 'Plaka' leads you to the Tower of the Winds. This ancient monument is wonderful and the marble carving are still in such good relief. It is a very calming place. Another reason to go the Greece and Athens in particular

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth walking to see even if you don't do the rest of the Agora. It's just such a cool building. And it's easy to get to from many places in Athens even on foot. If you are in the Plaka shopping or eating, take the time to find it. You can even take pictures of the Agora (where... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tower of the Winds is said to have been built around 50 B.C. by a Macedonian astronomer named Andronicus of Cyrrhus. This structure was built as a timepiece and is still standing today. The Tower of the Winds is 12.8 m in height and 7.9 m in diameter, and octagonal. Each of the tower’s side faces a point of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Lovely architecture and detail which we know the Romans are famous for main attraction of the agora well worth the visit and clouded in multi ticket

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

located in the Roman Agora- nice piece of Roman history in this city. Nice to stand and admire the detail of the structure. Worth stopping by.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Another nice monument outside of the Acropolis. You will find it while strolling around the Plaka/Monstiaki sections. Worth a stop. Read the signs for the history of it.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I found the Tower of the Winds to be quite charming, well preserved and an easy access to the Roman past of Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A unique building, a great story behind it! You will undoubtedly go there as it is in the middle of the ancient part of the city just in the heart of the Roman Forum of Athens

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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.
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