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Roman Agora, Athens

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • Is one of the greatest archaeological sites of the Greek capital, right next to the Acropolis. For lovers of ancient history of the country, is a great place to meet.
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  • This part of the ancient Greek Agora has been abused by a series of Roman buildings like the Tower of the winds, the gate of Athena Archegetis and Urinals (Latrinae). Also this area is clearly visible from the outside. Thank you for reading this review. I've written more about Athens, London, Rome, Milan. If you feel like it will be very welcome a link to vote useful below.
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  • It is a site surrounded by colonnades that served as a place of trade. A portico opposite the Tower of the winds marks the entrance. The site is a little higher that Adrien library which is the first site adjoining the place monastiraki. Entrance €5 (included in the ticket combined access to the Acropolis).
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  • Smaller then greek agora but more beautiful.
  • Enjoy the beauty from outside. Was closed for visitors, possibly for renovations.
  • Fantastic history, just be sure to read up about these sites so you know what you're looking at
  • Small and beautiful. The tower of the Winds is considered to be one of the world's first meteorological stations and finally open to the public.
  • Main reason for the low review is just the fact that the site looked like a bunch of old rocks that didn't tell much of a story there, and because the site closed at 3pm, which was a bit too early.
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