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Good one :)

It's good but there are better things to see. The most interesting was the Tower of Winds, unfortunately internal was closed for renovation :(

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we visited these ruins it was burning hot and there was precious little shade. It is a site with some quite difficult-to-read piles of ancient stones and bears little resemblance to the "reconstruction" in the Dorling-Kindersley guide. Past experience has shown that the effort required to establish in one's one mind which piles of tones marked the site of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's good but there are better things to see. The most interesting was the Tower of Winds, unfortunately internal was closed for renovation :(

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be honest, save your time and money for other things. It's good but nothing flashy and only recommended if you have time to kill.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If part of the reason you are going to Athens is to enjoy and learn about the history, this is a must do along with all of the other historical sites included in the combined ticket offer (Acropolis, kerameikos, ancient agora etc). The tower of the winds is fascinating, and walking through this area after visiting the more ancient sites... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although this isn't the biggest place to see I found something really enjoyable about it. There is a very relaxed feel as you stroll around the ancient ruins, you get a real sense of how ingenious the Romans were, I was fascinated by the fact there is some sort of irrigation system that still works, this is evident by the... More 

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Thank jon F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another cool archeological site. The tower of the winds is very well preserved. Being 2,200 years old, perhaps the best preserved structure of that age. Much of the ruins are in rubble. A definite stop if you buy the multi site ticket.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 'little brother' of the ancient agora is worth a visit even though much of it has been destroyed and it is much smaller than the ancient agora. Due to its origins it is quite different to the ancient agora and provides some interesting insights.

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Thank oedwards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roman agora is situated not far from the Acropolis, but during my visit in March 2016 unfortunately the site was closed. It was possible to see the site from the outside though, but it would have been nice to be able to take a walk among the ruins.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that special, not super interesting, but okay to visit. We didn't spend a lot of time there, but if you're in the area and have a Acropolis ticket or are EU student (because you get in for free), sure why not give it a short visit. Go to the Greek Ancient Agora after, it is nearby and more interesting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roman Agora is not as spectacular as the other sights in Athens, but the Tower of the Winds is really worth seeing. It has been on my list for a long time and I am very happy that I got to see it. It has had an interesting history and is the highlight of this attraction.

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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 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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