Tower of the Winds, Athens
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The Tower of the Winds or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in the Roman Agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or "timepiece". Unofficially, the monument is also called Aerides, which means Winds. The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock, and a wind vane. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources, might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum. In summer of 2014, the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities began cleaning and conserving the structure, with the work expected to last until late 2015.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Athens holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tower of the Winds and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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La Torre dei Venti si raggiunge dalla Metro Monastiraki Station e si trova all'interno dell'area dell'Agorà romana. Si tratta di una torre di forma ottagonale in marmo Pentelico, conosciuta come horol... read more »The Tower of the winds can be reached from Monastiraki Metro Station and is within the area of the Roman agora. It is an octagonal Pentelic marble Tower, known as horologion, allegedly made between the 1st and 2nd century BC, 12 meters high with a diameter of about 8 meters. The area is that of Plaka and you have to take a side of Adrianou Street, full of locals. You don't need to enter because the best is outside. Copies of this tower are located in Sevastopol, built in 1849, and in Bergamo, built in 1940. Thanks for reading my review. If you like you can give a rating useful from the link below.show original
La tour des vents est un bel ouvrage cylindrique en très bon état. Il constitue la pièce phare de l’agora romaine. C’Est En fait une horloge ornée sur ses cotés de reliefs représentant les vents. Domm... read more »The Tower of the winds is a cylindrical beautiful book in very good condition. It is the flagship of the Roman agora room. Made it is in a clock on his side of reliefs representing the winds. Too bad that she lost her wind vane. The site is accessible by the neighborhood of plaka and monastiraki square. Entrance €5 (included in the combined Acropolis ticket).show original
La Torre dei Venti si trova nell'agorà romana e si può visitare con lo stesso biglietto, ma non ne vale la pena: all'interno della torre non resta traccia dell'antico orologio ad acqua, e non c'è molt... read more »The Torre dei Venti is located in the Roman Agora and it can be visited on the same ticket, but not worth it: inside the Tower does not remain a trace of the ancient water clock, and there's not much to see. On the railings of the streets all around the Agora, instead, there are 8 panels, each under a façade of the Tower, with information about Wind depicted, on Tower construction, restorations, etc.show original
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