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“didnt pay to enter the site, still you can see it from outside the wall”
Review of Tower of the Winds

Tower of the Winds
Ranked #70 of 339 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A graceful stone tower dating back to the first century AD.
Reviewed December 27, 2012

easy to find, one of the archaeological sites of athens, with beautiful architecture. the site is not very big and there are not much to see so i didnt bother to pay the ticket to enter. took a few pictures from outside and read all the info i need from my travel book.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

,in my mind I had Imagined this to be both romantic and interesting and it disappointed on both counts. Would love to have known more and had a chance to get a better sence of the space; perhaps I am simply not being realistic.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

One highlight when visiting Athens-down town, the ancient core of the center. In itself not really fascinating, but as a piece of the ancient puzzle it is contributing to the amazing atmosphere of plaka

Thank Marcus W
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's really an awesome place in the centre of Athens. It's one of the few shadowed areas of the capital, you're close to the Acropolis and in its environs there is plenty of typical tavernas. As for them, some are for tourists, but some others seem to be for local dwellers rather than for foreigners. So maybe they worth a visit if you're not looking forward a tourist restaurant...

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The tower of winds, the octagonal, once multi-purpose marble tower that was built somewhere between 2nd century BC and 50 BC. The towers frieze depicts the eight wind deities, and is the most intact ruin on the site of the Roman Agora.
It is not a particularly large site, and you will be easily able to navigate your way around this site in anything from 1/2 - 1 hour, depending upon any schedules you may have or you may well just chose to chill out here a while and cast yourself back in time. The terrain is very much level, no slippery marble slopes to ascend/descend but comfortable walking shoes/training shoes are sensible option, unlike one tourist I saw trying to walk around in 3 inch heels.
Nearby are a number of restaurants and cafes, though the site itself does not offer anything of this sort.

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