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Stoa of Attalos, Athens

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Historic Site
Stoa of Attalos represents an ancient covered walkway featuring the colonnades typical of the Hellenistic age. Originally built between 159 BCE and 138 BCE by Greek ruler King Attalos II, the site was reconstructed in the 1950s following excavation. Classically Greek in appearance and feel, the marble and limestone stoa stands 115 by 20 m (377 by 65 ft). Doric columns make up the exterior, while Ionic ones line the interior. Each of the two stories has 21 rooms. Today the rooms house the Museum of Ancient Angora, where you can see exhibitions dedicated to the structure's original ruler and artifacts from the 5th and 7th centuries BCE. Among them is a bronze statue of a goddess, likely Aphrodite, and several sculptures, coins, and clay pottery pieces. See Stoa of Attalos and all Athens has to offer by arranging your trip with our Athens family vacation planner.
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  • This is the reconstruction of Ancient Agora. The stoa and the temple are the most beautifull buildings to see.  more »
  • This is an excellently well preserved building within the Ancient Agora which allows includes the Temple of Hephaestus.  more »
  • The two-storey building was re-contructed by the American Society of Archeology. It is interesting to visit (first floor exhibition, second floor corridor) and the stoa is particularly agreable during...  more »
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  • Very cool walking through the massive amounts of columns. The museum is small but pleasant. Make sure you explore the upstairs as well.
  • Pleasant, uncrowded, filled with fascinating artifacts. Magnificent colonnade must capture the feeling of a classic Greek temple.
  • It's a modern rebuilt but a replica of the ancient city market building. It's very nice structure. Serves as a museym for important sculptures. Definately worth visiting.
  • An Greek ancient monument remade from the American archaeological institute. Nice to be inside it. The view is magnificent. I wish we could see the other buildings rebuild as they were in the past.
  • Great to visualise how big it was when it standed.