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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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  • Reconstructed work, not too overwhelming, in Agora, near the Acropolis Complex. Abrigas works of Ancient Greece, mostly pieces of pottery and ruins of statues. Worth stopping by.
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  • Located in the ancient agora. Ancient Agora was also in summer the Sun is strong, so break terako portico, and went to the Museum. Toilet in the back of the peristyle.
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  • The Stoa of Attalos is located within the Agora of Athens and is only a small part of the historical wonder within this vicinity. It was built by King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC ...  read more »
  • Great museum, really well laid out as it takes you through the key historical stages of Athenian culture. Don't forget to head upstairs for a few extra exhibits and som stunning views over the site and up to the Acropolis.
  • The building was restored to resemble that in antiquity and doubles as a museum as well. Thought the walkway makes for a photogenic sight and the best is, there are not many tourist around.
  • Impressive piece of history, rebuilt in an old style. It feels like you are there 2.200 years ago and a Greek philosopher might suddenly appear from behind one of the columns. Must visit!
  • Although most of it has been reconstructed in the 20th century, it is a great example of ancient Greece's architecture. Personally I am totally in favor of these kinds of total restoration works and would love to see more around.
  • 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.
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