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Stoa of Attalos, Athens

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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 online trip itinerary builder .
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  • This is one of the restored buildings inside the ancient Agora. You can get a pretty good view from the fence or from above near the Acropolis if you are too late to actually enter the site (which is ...  more »
  • Essential to make the idea of the monument that would be inside is the small Museum of agora, super recommended even if you have little time
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  • with his long Colonnade on the outskirts of the Agora has a large amount of artifacts of cycladic art, is located not far from Monastiraki
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  • An impressive reconstruction of the ancient Stoa and a beautiful modern archeological museum. Located at the space of the ancient market of Athens, a popular tourist attraction. Many ancient statues are existing at the stoa, the museum is an interesting one.
  • There are some statues.. and that's about it? Not sure if we missed something but it was quite underwhelming. To be fair, the building itself is impressive despite being restored. Being able to walk through the building's porch is nice!
  • If you are in greece you must see thos great piece of history in the heart of greece, i recomend with all my heart
  • Beautiful place. Free access (along with the Agora) first Sunday of every months, which gives you the occasion to see Athenians strolling with their families. A great social experience in a place charged with history. Some indications are unclear though. It seems to rely on internet web services for audioguides.
  • Amazing place. As you stand at one end and look down the marble hallway surrounded by large columns you feel you are part of history. Unfortunately there was a woman who was working there who chose to be overly protective of the place and wanted to make sure no one was smiling, laughing, taking too many pictures or overly noisy. She seemed very stressed. Other than her interactions with others this was a pleasant place to visit. The museum inside has some good info about the place.

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