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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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  • The portico were restored in the ancient agora. The Museum, which exhibited artifacts unearthed in the ancient agora. Has been firmly restored ruins of the Parthenon temple including rupture was left in there is impressive.
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  • The Stoa of Attalos is situated in the Ancient Agora. It is well reconstructed and gives you a nice look into the ancient architecture. It also shows you the size of the buildongs, which the ruins do ...  more »
  • Beautiful historic building of Athens who was seen walking along the Adrianou Street, at the foot of the Acropolis. Imposing in its Colonnade, I confess that I admired a lot and photographed but always dalla via, without having the time to visit. Shame about the fact that the ancient structure is touched by the neighbouring Metro whose railings are decorated (or defaced?) by modern graffiti. Nice even at night, thanks to the special lighting that enhances the grandeur of the Colonnade.
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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.