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Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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The commercial, political, and religious center of ancient Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens offers you a chance to gain insight into the origins of democracy. Founded in the 6th century BCE, this large open area stood in the middle of the city and served as a meeting place used to enact laws, make decisions about the city's defense, and hold public forums to discuss ostracism, the expulsion of a citizen for a period of ten years. Visit this archeological site to see two of ancient Athens' major landmarks, a temple dedicated to the god Hephaestus and a two-story covered walkway, reconstructed in the 1950s to house a museum of ancient clay, bronze, and glass objects. With our custom trip planner, Athens attractions like Ancient Agora of Athens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Another of Athens historical sites. The area is so well preserved and plenty of plaques giving information regards to the historical content. 
  • It was a wonderful cultural walk! The air we breathe makes you go back in time! Highly recommended!
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  • While there is less to physically look at than the top of the acropolis, there is arguably more to ponder as you consider this was the town center for so long and had the likes of plato roaming the st...  read more »
  • Wonderful place to explore. To know this was the birthplace of democracy. To walk where Aristotle walked is amazing. The ruins and artifacts are everywhere with complete and intimate access. The museum is well done and easy to follow. Strange to see the train go right through the middle of this most exquisite antiquity
  • Really nice place, preserved temple, museum ok. You can have some beautiful views of the Acropolis from there. A "todo".
  • Not much here. Worth a quick visit on the way down to the vivid (and somewhat touristy) market
  • Well preserved ancient ruins. Top tip: get a local guide. The history of ancient Greece is amazing!
  • This is the most beautiful place in Athens. So ancients, so calm... Amazing for a rest.
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