Museum of the Ancient Agora
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Museum of the Ancient Agora

Museum of the Ancient Agora
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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
  • Monastiraki • 3 min walk
  • Thissio • 4 min walk
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  • Amar K
    Singapore, Singapore361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent small museum. Worth spending an hour carefully reading and viewing material.
    Well worth the time. Free entrance as part of the ticket to the Ancient Agora ruins. Museum is within the site. Historical sequences well laid out. It is a small museum but some very interesting artefacts like a child’s potty and a speech timer.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,631 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Starting Point to Explore the Ancient Agora
    The museum is the best starting point for exploring the Ancient Agora. Entry is free once you’ve paid for the Agora. It is housed inside the reconstructed Attalos Stoa, near the entry. As you walk in you will almost immediately see the large and impressive stoa to your left. The museum itself is only small but it’s really interesting. One highlight is the section on burial practices and the items found in the graves of both adults and children. Another highlight are the busts upstairs on the verandah area. Don’t overlook the displays of official weights and measures, and the voting and ostraka discs. These might not catch your eye straight away but I found that this section gave me a lot of context when I was looking at the ruins of South Stoa I and the Tholos later on. There are very good information panels and all signs are in both English and Greek. TICKET TIP: The combo ticket is very good value. It includes entry to both the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis as well as 5 other sites. At €30, it is well worth it (entry to the Agora on its own is €10 and the Acropolis is €20). It is worth noting that in winter, most sites are half price so the combo ticket is not such good value then.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, United Kingdom903 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting historical items
    The museum is small but contains a large array of items that were found in the Agora. The items cover nearly two thousand years of time from the very start of the site being used up until a few hundred years ago. Well presented and interesting informaiton. Very good museum.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Ancient Agora and its museum really are places that any other city would like to boast of having (except maybe Rome), but the competition in Athens is tough. With so many landmarks to visit I wouldn't necessarily call it a must see sight, without wanting to take anything away from it. Beautiful ancient sculptures and artifacts decorate this museum and the grounds of the Agora itself is also worth a visit!
Written March 28, 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The museum is the best starting point for exploring the Ancient Agora.
Entry is free once you’ve paid for the Agora.
It is housed inside the reconstructed Attalos Stoa, near the entry. As you walk in you will almost immediately see the large and impressive stoa to your left.
The museum itself is only small but it’s really interesting.
One highlight is the section on burial practices and the items found in the graves of both adults and children.
Another highlight are the busts upstairs on the verandah area.
Don’t overlook the displays of official weights and measures, and the voting and ostraka discs. These might not catch your eye straight away but I found that this section gave me a lot of context when I was looking at the ruins of South Stoa I and the Tholos later on.
There are very good information panels and all signs are in both English and Greek.
TICKET TIP: The combo ticket is very good value. It includes entry to both the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis as well as 5 other sites. At €30, it is well worth it (entry to the Agora on its own is €10 and the Acropolis is €20). It is worth noting that in winter, most sites are half price so the combo ticket is not such good value then.
Written October 29, 2023
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The museum is small but contains a large array of items that were found in the Agora. The items cover nearly two thousand years of time from the very start of the site being used up until a few hundred years ago. Well presented and interesting informaiton. Very good museum.
Written November 26, 2023
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It comes along with the Stoa of Attolas and in the Ancient agora of athens.

The museum is a treasure for historical information and gives a good story of the agora and how the civilization and city developed. It was a great way to learn the story and history.

It is included in the cost of the entry to agora of athens.

Tickets were 10 euros/person.
Written February 22, 2023
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Amar K
Singapore, Singapore361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Well worth the time. Free entrance as part of the ticket to the Ancient Agora ruins. Museum is within the site. Historical sequences well laid out. It is a small museum but some very interesting artefacts like a child’s potty and a speech timer.
Written May 26, 2023
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Carole W
London, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
A lovely building to see. Used the combo ticket to enter. Had to produce proof of Covid vaccines, app or paper version. Take the time to walk on the ground. Very peaceful to walk.
Written October 27, 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is an excellent museum housed in the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. It has lots of interesting artifacts that illustrate ancient Greek culture.
Written June 11, 2023
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OnYourMarkTravel
Wyoming1,981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Expect a short visit here because most of the action takes place around the Agora itself. But, it is nice to get out of the heat and see the many artifacts within the little museum. It doesn't cost anything more to see the museum anyway, plus walking around the Stoa that the museum is in, is worth it. I rated it excellent because it coincides with the whole experience. We downloaded an audio tour before going into the museum and it helped us understand more about what we saw.
Written January 27, 2019
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
The museum of ancient Agora, is located within the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos and is also housed within the ancient site, of Agora itself.

There is a vast array of exhibitions dating back between the 7th, to the 5th century BC.

Among the collections are sculptures, coins, pottery, clay, bronze and even glass objects from the Turkish and Byzantine periods, which covers both the upper and lower floors of the Stoa.

Your ticketed entry, will cover of all the sites within ancient Agora and the museum entry itself.
Written September 23, 2016
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FirstRebreather
San Rafael, CA36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
The ostracism of Themistocles inspired me - perhaps the USA should do the same with our current criminal president
Written June 21, 2019
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Museum of the Ancient Agora admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $14.90, while a popular guided tour starts around $61.82 per person.



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