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“Enjoy the city on foot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens
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Athens Riverside: A Journey in Mythical 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.
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“Enjoy the city on foot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Big ruins near Acropolis, temples and church, stones.I think if you have time, after the Acropolis tourism while exploring and hanging Agora ruins, and how am I going missing in the area of Monastiraki. I think stores that otherwise the atmosphere is a little side-by-side with the Plaka, Adrianou way around.

Visited July 2013
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“If you're a history person, this is it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

To be on the spot where (purportedly) democracy was created as a form of government and where Socrates was convicted and sentenced to death is an incredible place to be if you are into historical sites. You can actually see what was once the commercial and political center of Athens

Visited August 2013
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“So many business merchants closed now. Lacks the throngs that made it fun.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The synergy of shopping is dulled by the desperate attempt merchants are making to get a sale. Quaint streets with a lot of chachkas... Food is great. Atmosphere is diminished.

Visited August 2013
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“Fascinating but needs interpreting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Of course the Agora is one of the most significant sites in Western history, but it's now a confusing place. We visited on our own, and found the contrast between the fully re-built Stoa (which is spectacular) and the random stones across the rest of the site requiring great leaps of imagination to understand as other Stoa or buildings at all, quite disconcerting. It was difficult to imagine what life may have been like at its height.
Maybe one day the whole place will be re-built, and we can all enjoy an insight into the beginnings of democracy - in the meantime, find a guide to help you understand the place. We observed most guides are middle-aged Greek women who are knowledgeable but whose English is heavily accented - OK for native speakers but difficult for those for whom English is a second language. Factual rather than engaging.
Despite all this, definitely a must visit.

Visited August 2013
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“Temple on the hill is a must.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

The temple on the hill within the Agora is a must, it is the best preserved classic temple in Greece and gives a good idea of how the Parthenon and other temples would have looked before their destruction. The Agora museum was interesting, but make sure to bring your own guide book as there is little information available on site.
Again as an EU student there is free entry.

Visited June 2013
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