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Ancient Agora
Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora

9.267 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #8 in Athens things to do
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Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
+30 210 3210185
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2485
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The agora was a marketplace and civic center for Athens in ancient Greece. It served as a site for political and social activities for Athenians, as well as a locale dedicated to religious and ... Read more
cultural preservation. Evidence shows that the site's earliest occupants were around as early as 3000 BC. Residents continued to live in the area until a series of attacks and reconstructions over several hundred years, from the Persians, Romans and Slavs, among others, eventually left enough damage to the agora that it was gradually abandoned sometime after 580 AD.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

The ancient Agora of Athens sits below the Acropolis. This massive site has the ruins of what was once a vast complex. It’s included in the combination ticket, and is near Monastiraki Square. The temple was beautiful, and the site was well marked, including the remains of the ancient drainage system.

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Local from Athens, Greece

One of the most beautiful places in Athens. Right in the center of it, you can enjoy the traditional ancient greek market

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Local from Athens, Greece

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.

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Glasgow, UK

A huge, expansive archaeological site on the far side of the Acropolis. Much quieter than the other more complete sites in Athens and good value if you purchase the combination ticket.

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Cambridge

Just a really cool place to walk around and look at really ridiculously old ruins.

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Berlin, Germany

I was underwhelmed by the Agora. Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was the fact that not everything is clearly labeled so you're not quite sure what's just piles of rocks and what is significant piles of rocks. I don't think I would have missed much if I had not gone. Perhaps it's better with a guide who can illuminate and bring context.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

You can't visit Plaka and the Acropolis without also seeing the Agora! It is the heart of the city, the reason to fall in love with Athens and my favorite place to be.

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

Very underrated. Admission comes with a ticket to the acropolis and skipping the agora would be a mistake!

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Nafplion, Greece

The place of birth of the greek philosophy and democracy lays on the feet of the hill of Acropolis, now surrounded by the magnificent "Plaka" neighbourhood with the old mansions and the hidden terraces...

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Fort Worth, Texas

We had a great time walking around the entire place taking pictures. There is a lot to see so make sure you have your walking shoes on.

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First to Review

Nice to walk around after you have seen the Acropolis. There is a cute little church and a few other ruins to check out, it's part of the Acropolis ticket, so it's worth seeing it.

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Sydney, Australia

make sure you have good walking shoes when you visit

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Local from Athens, Greece

Its a must!

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Local from Athens, Greece

generally the whole syntagma-acropolis-monastiraki area is a MUST.

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Marathón

I love this place!!

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Really amazing a must see

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Milan

L'antico cuore di Atene nel periodo dell'antica Grecia, l'Agorà non è ancora stata completamente portata alla luce dagli archeologi, ma comunque vale la pena visitare le sue stoa (portici) e l'arsenale della città.

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