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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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  • It is located in the ancient Agora Museum. Colonnade lined with columns is that the building is restored, but is stunning. Some benches and sculptures exhibited in the portico. Excavated was displayed in the next room.
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  • This is a restored version of an ancient Athenian building. It is wonderfully restored, it provides a sense of what the other buildings around might have look like and it houses a number of original a...  more »
  • I believe that this building, despite being a reconstruction, not blows at all within the vast number of remains and ruins scattered over the territory of Athens. Is impressive, beautiful to behold, not too showy because partially covered by shrubs of the Agora, is a touch of reality after so many remains on which you need to fantasize in order to see their former glory. Instead this is right before our eyes, with its beautiful shady porch where you can walk peripateticamente as did the ancient philosophers, observe various sculptures and spaces of old shops now occupied by the Museum of the exhibits the Agora (very interesting relic of stone as Themistocles condemned to ostracism).
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  • 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.
  • Brilliantly reconstructed Stoa, and very engaging museum of artifacts. The museum is well laid out, has good descriptive information about different eras and tools from 5000 years of Greek history. The sculptures on the outside are worth spending time on as well.
  • It's better looking from the outside then on the inside. The inside has 5 chambers with basically ancient pots and pans (and some statues). You won't read every single one of them little text boards will you?
  • There is a bust of Herodotus in the porch - that is all that I need to love this place. Oh, there is also a small museum containing artifacts here as well, but I just though the bust of Herodotus was cool.
  • If you are love to see ancient Greek sculpture heads, then you must visit this place. They hv nice collection on the first floor. Don't miss it.

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