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Good look at Roman Athens

The Roman Agora is a really interesting look at Athens during the period when Greece was under Roman control. The ruins are in pretty good shape, and it's not crowded. Worth the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Brett G
West Nyack, New York
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West Nyack, New York
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

The Roman Agora is a really interesting look at Athens during the period when Greece was under Roman control. The ruins are in pretty good shape, and it's not crowded. Worth the few minutes takes to look around.

Thank Brett G
Portland, Maine
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Very close to the Greek Agora (adjacent to) is the Roman Agora...a historical site you don't want to miss. Although it is smaller than the Greek Agora and really only has one standing structure.. the amazing Tower of the Winds, which is 2200 years old...the Roman Agora is still worth a visit. I have read other recent reviews and of... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

Thank Michael K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

Thank Yoshe L
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

Thank sdothbc
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 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 

Thank jon F
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 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.

Thank Darla G
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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Reviewed July 31, 2016

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.

Thank Louise J

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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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