Ancient Agora

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Tags : Historical Site

Timings : Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM,
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Entry Fee : Included in the ticket for Acropolis which costs EUR 30

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Ancient Agora, Athens Overview

The Ancient Agora is a well-known archaeological site located at the northwest foot of the Acropolis in Greece. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks such as the Temple of Hephaestus, the Stoa of Attalos, and the Bouleuterion, gaining insight into the daily life of ancient Greeks. The site is particularly famous for being the birthplace of democracy. There is also a museum onsite, displaying various artifacts.

The Ancient Agora was destroyed and rebuilt many times. The temple of Hephaestus is one of the best-preserved monuments here, along with others like those dedicated to Zeus and Apollo. The Stoa of Attalos is another important attraction here. It was formerly used as a trade market; today, it is the site of the Museum of the Ancient Agora. Some other notable structures here are the Monument of the Eponymous Heroes, a 3rd-century synagogue, the Library of Pantainos, the Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles and the Peristyle Court.

Ancient Agora Highlights

1. Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Hephaestus is among the very few structures left in Athens, standing as it was originally built. Hephaestus was the god of metal working, craftsmanship and fire. Around 700 CE, the temple wa (Read More)s turned into a church dedicated to Saint George. When Athens became Greece's capital in 1834, the publication of the relevant royal edict was made in this temple.

2. Roman Agoda

Roman Agoda
The Roman Agora of Athens, situated to the north foot of the Acropolis is located near Ancient Agora. Constructed between 19 and 11 BCE, this is an ancient marketplace that served as a commercial and (Read More)social hub during the Roman period. It is known for its well-preserved remnants of monuments like the Tower of the Winds and the Gate of Athena Archegetis.

3. Tower of the Winds

Tower of the Winds
Built around the 2nd century, the Tower of the Winds is the world’s first meteorological station located in the Roman Agora in Athens. While touring the inside, you can see the original position (Read More) of the nine sundials, one large water dial or clepsydra, and a weather vane.

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