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Address: 24 Adrianou | Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 21 0321 0185

These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of...

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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Eternal place where Socrates used to walk

The majority of tourist don't pay attention to this site after visiting Akropolis... But here, just in front of the Hephaestion, You can breathe the real atmosphere and places... read more

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The majority of tourist don't pay attention to this site after visiting Akropolis... But here, just in front of the Hephaestion, You can breathe the real atmosphere and places where Socrates and the other philosophers used to teach for a long time...

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Lots to see here - and will give visitors a better understanding of the acropolis and the workings of the ancient city - there is also a fine museum on site.

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Nice little tourist office with printed information so you know what you are seeing. Amazing building at the back - ancient "clock" - and lots along the way. Very easy walking site - flat, so disabled accessible - and fascinating. My husband took dozens of photos in one small area! A compact place to achieve an overview of thousands of... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is well worth buying a guide book as Athens Major Market place is filled with really interesting sights. For instance, on the western side of the Agora you will find a round building. This was the first round building created in the western world. It is called a "Tholos" and it housed the 10 archons who had to eat,... More 

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Probably interesting for someone who has a big interest of Greek culture. Without a guide this area is not very informative or interesting. Read in advance to get the most of the visit.

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With the Acropolis ticket (Acropolis and museums) and Rick Steve's audio tour, we headed toward the ancient/classical Greek Agora. The most informative, best value! Without the audio tour, not sure we would have gotten as much out of it. The agora was home to Athens’s marketplace, political/social center, athletic contests, education and theater. It was the center of democracy. Socrates,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You enter past the pay booth and can see the ruins of the Ancient Agora of Athens ahead of you and the Acropolis in the near distance above. Walking about you can see size and feel the activity that one would have occurred within the grounds. This site is well worth a visit, but look out for the street vendors... More 

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Frankly, there ain't much here beyond the little museum and one of the best preserved Greek temples. But close your eyes and imagine that Socrates developed philosophy here just by haranguing his neighbors. Plato and Aristotle followed him around like puppies in these streets. Euripides and Aristophanes refined Greek theater into social criticism for the vanished crowds. Pericles ruled the... More 

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The Agora gives you a better view of what life was like in the period and how they assembled their urban lifestyle, You truly get a feeling of how people used this space, more so than the nearby Acropolis.

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Went to this site for a university trip. The site has a fantastic view of the acropolis. The museum on the site is absolutely fantastic and it's great to be able to walk through the different parts of the site. One place to see in Athens

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