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Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens

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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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  • A must for anyone of the ancient Greek history. Any disadvantage: If none of the Athenian civilization that knows about seemed somewhat confusing.
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  • Don't miss the amazing opportunity of having a long morning or afternoon walk among the ancient relics of the Ancient Agora of Athens. Enjoy the sun, the wonderful environment and see how the ancient ...  more »
  • Very nice place which blends a vegetation of dream. Everyone's hanging around and watching the magnificent ruins of the agora.
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  • You will be doing a lot of walking here as the are is very big and a lot to see. But there is not much hills to climb. Give your self some extra time to walk through the place, there is water fountains around to refill water bottles. It has some really nice place for photos.
  • When you visit the Acropolis you can get a €20 ticket for just the Acropolis or €30 for one that does another 6 or 7 historical sites. If you get the €30 ticket (you should) then the Ancient Agora is definitely the second best site from the the selection. Large, interesting archaeological site, featuring a small but good museum housed in a recreated ancient market building, plus huge array of ruins to walk amongst. Could easily occupy several hours wandering around.
  • The magic atmosphere of this place will let you feel like taken back to more than 2000 years ago. Really well preserved. Cannot choose what has been better between the beautiness of the well organized museum built in Stoa of Attalos, the Stoa itself or Temple of Hephaestus. No doubt saying this is a special got-to-see place.
  • 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
  • Great and very old historical site. Must see and read about it.