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These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world.
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Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55, Greece
Monastiraki
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These ruins would be notable in any city other than Athens. They are faithfully preserved and open to visitors, but not as spectacular as the neighboring must-see Acropolis and Parthenon. Your combined Archaeological pass includes this. Tip: check signs and map to get to actual...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arcee_CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

off season 5e to get in - any more would seem expensive....the home of democracy - the small museum was good but the grounds are bases of buildings only and not much to see...the Agora was great to see close up - a smaller version...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am still wondering what I saw. Only scattered ruins and a temple (well preserved). All seems abandoned. And you have to pay for it! Don't loose your time.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank C5999VZchrisb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a nice, slow walk through where Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates used to give lectures. Really beautiful area through a large field once filled with the buildings of Athens' ancient democratic institutions. It's also within view of the Acropolis, and the view of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 130Doug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent archaeological site, quite large so give yourself plenty of time to have a nice walk around. Nice little museum and the site includes a Byzantine church and a nice Temple. This is definitely worth a visit and if you get a multi site pass...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kirajs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to chill in the ruins. Out of the other sites you can view definantly the most interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this area following our Athens Walks Historical Athens walking tour with our excellent guide Vivian.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShaferFamily2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Below the famous Acropolis, is the magnificent Ancient Agora of Athens and Museum. It is an amazing site that once was the main scene where Athenians gathered together to sell their goods, promote their causes, and share their knowledge. Temples and monuments of the gods...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank OnYourMarkTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as just felt it was one of those places to tick off. You have to make it a must the knowledge you gain is phenomenal. The museum element sets you up you understand everything about the site so would recommend you go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit the Agora, that means “market Place” to visit the perfectly preserved Temple if Hephaestus.The Agora was the political and economical Heart of the Ancient Greek civilization.There is also a clean WC (toilets) and cold water fountains on it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
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Anna K
13 November 2018|
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Response from 3Eagles | Reviewed this property |
My previous reply did not include the museum on the grounds. Another hour to really get the most out of the museum would be best. It has interesting items you won’t see anywhere else. Look for the hemlock cups used to... More
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98deliaat
11 April 2018|
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Response from hibadagher | Reviewed this property |
yes it is an open / outdoor space
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