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Roman Agora, Athens

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The Roman Agora at Athens is located to the north of the Acropolis and to the east of the Ancient Agora.Succession to original agoraThe original Agora was encroached upon and obstructed by a series of Roman buildings, beginning with the imperial family's gift to the Athenians of a large odeion . The Odeon of Agrippa was built by him in around 15 BC, and measured 51.4 by 43.2 metres, rose several stories in height, and – being sited just north of the Middle Stoa – obstructed the old agora. In return for the odeion, the Athenians built a statue to Agrippa at the site of the previous agora; they based it on a plinth recycled from an earlier statue by covering the old inscription with a new one.Buildings and structuresTower of the WindsGate of Athena ArchegetisEast PropylonFethiye MosqueAgoranomionVespasianae (Latrinae) North of the odeion was a new temple to Ares, which completed the repurposing of the old agora. The functions of the old agora were transferred to the Roman Agora, which was built around 100 metres east of the original agora. The Roman Agora has not today been fully excavated, but is known to have been a peristyle open space. To its south was a fountain. To its east, behind a marble colonnade, were shops and an Ionic propylaeum (entrance). To its west was a Doric propylaeum.
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  • In 1458 the conquest of Athens built in honor of Fethiye Camisinin, including the agora. A small area and don't have much of a hangover, but increases the charm of the Fethiye Mosque entry is here. Entrance 3 euros. Children free.
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  • Feel sort of a wind Tower and the ancient public toilets, and the ancient life is what rolling stone is basically a large field, but there are some. Roman Agora looks from outside the walls of the iron-barred window, so a single ticket purchase you need to feel and lit up when he went on the night that I couldn't because there was a stage was used concert venue.
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  • Towards the Acropolis Hill, and walking in the city suddenly appears ruins. I think just not bought a ticket and the Hill of the Acropolis, so you can overlook the ruins well below contains the entrance fee to get in, but if you look from outside enough. If you have a ticket because seen the ruins once, rolling on the ground near please enter it.
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  • Super cool place to visit! Communal bathroom to see and a water clock tower. Very peaceful, too. I recommend buying the archeological site pack and purchase at any site, but not the Acropolis (long lines). There is also a student discount with ID!
  • Being in a city such as this it's easy not to be impressed by just a few pieces of columns sitting on the ground and sorted rubble piles. That's what most of the Agora is. But the old Byzantine church and the Temple of Hephaestus make it really worth the visit. Hard to beat the 8€ price, and walking around nature mixed in with what little else remains is pleasant. But I do imagine the nearby houses and churches have more of the ancient buildings inside their walls than what the Agora has left.
  • Great if you like those kind of things. Good for a stroll and maybe some thinking.
  • It's gorgeous, but in terms of surroundings, not very well maintained. Graffiti everywhere, and no love or respect for the history. But as a Historical Landmark, it is a must see!
  • Good sense of History; however very little information is available at the spot for a visitor.

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