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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 family vacation planner.
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  • Адрес: Греция, Афины, Adrianou 24/Plateia Thissio Metro Thissio Часы работы: 1 апреля – 30 сентября: пн 12.00-19.00, вт-вс 8.00-19.00; 1 ноября – 31 марта: вт-вс 8.30-15.00 Итак, слева от входа распол...  more »
  • The STOA of attalos is situated within the complex of the old agora. The ticket for the VA costs 9 € (Alternatively the pass from 30 € for all archaeological sites) for those who are wondering what a Stoa, basically it's an arcade. In fact in this case as you can see from the photos of the other travellers we are shaded by a porch in 2 floors. The statues exhibited here don't I seem neither particularly valued nor usable (but overall the old Agora was disappointing for me) I didn't even have a photo just because I wasn't impressed at all. So I lascinano really puzzled heady comments of people who visited this place ... but de gustibus. Little curiosity, is from the word Stoa current of stoicism was born, just because the founder loved getting together with his disciples here
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  • A stoa is a covered walkway or portico lined with columns to provide a safe protective promemade. This reconstruction is part of the ancient agora we visited depicting an small part of ancient life. T...  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.