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Ancient Agora of Athens
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Athens Riverside: A Journey in Mythical Athens
Ranked #17 of 345 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world.
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is one I wanted to do, so I'm glad it was in the joint ticket with the Acropolis. My family didn't care much, since we had seen Roman agoras in Rome, but they ended up really liking it, as well. The museum had the nicest collection of pottery we saw anywhere, and you could get so close to it. It's a pretty small museum, so do take a few minutes and walk through it. The site itself is large, though. There aren't many signs, so you need a guide book to really get the most out of it. walk up to the Temple of Hephaestus to see what the Parthenon would have looked like in it's heyday.

Visited May 2012
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South Bristol, Maine
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“Extensive ruins of Roman life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

The agora encompassed much of the day-to-day life of the city in Roman times, including the Stoa where the shops were, several temples, etc. Today it's an attractive area and well-marked with signs.

Visited October 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Birthplace of democracy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

When in Greece, do as the Greeks, go to the agora, if you purchase a ticket, it gives you a four day chance to check out many sights, just don't lose your tickets. It leaves a lot to the imagination and includes a reconstructed temple that houses a museum. The ticket for the agora and other sites included (not the acropolis) is very cheap and definitely worth it. DO IT

Visited January 2013
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“There are lots”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

There are many "agoras"-city centers. All preserved and fenced in. Dont get hung up on seeing just one-you'll happen upon many as you explore and walk around the Plaka area.

Visited December 2012
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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“INTERESTING”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

From the Acropolis one gets a fabulous view of this site in all its impressiveness and one gets an appreciation of how things came together for much of the ancient Athenian life style. A most interesting site.

Visited November 2012
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