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Some very interesting Greek and Roman works, under the shadow of the Acropolis

The Agora was built in the 1st century BC, and includes some Grrek and later Roman structures. Well worth the admission price. Most interesting to me was the "Tower of the Winds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Patrick S
Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Agora was built in the 1st century BC, and includes some Grrek and later Roman structures. Well worth the admission price. Most interesting to me was the "Tower of the Winds," which is a Greek construction, with a wind vane (now missing, the 8 gods of the winds in Marble around the top of the tower, 8 sets of... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

What a fabulous find after the push through coach loads of visitors to the Acropolis. For 8 Euros you can see the most perfect of Stoca as well as the usual broken pillars lying in approximately the right places. The whole site is calming.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

more ruins but you can see everything from the outside so only worth going in if you have the Acropolis pass

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I am not that much into ruins so was not too excited about the site, especially compared to other sites available. The tower of winds was the main thing to see but would maybe not pay entrance just to see that.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Normaly this is a small attraction with few things to see in it. But yesterday, the New York Times with the Mayor of Athens organised a special concert on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Democracy and the Athens Democracy Award. The full moon and the special lighting spectacle gave us the impression that the Athens... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ok Agora is greek but this one was in roman times and is a forum. It was an extention of the greek agora next to Hadrian Library. On the north side is an astronomic building (the building of the winds) not the first but one very well preserved.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Roman Agora, (forum) was constructed during the first century B.C. The sight consists of a large open courtyard with the remnants of columns and a series of shops. This site is a less known, or visited, thus it is not crowded. It is located approximately 500 metres north of the Acropolis and the entry fee is 5 Euro, a... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It's a must see for history lovers when in town. Just remember do t take pictures of the police cause I was with this Chinese friend of mine and we didn't know and he was taking pictures and afterwards we had a lot of explanation to do

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West Nyack, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Roman Agora is a really interesting look at Athens during the period when Greece was under Roman control. The ruins are in pretty good shape, and it's not crowded. Worth the few minutes takes to look around.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very close to the Greek Agora (adjacent to) is the Roman Agora...a historical site you don't want to miss. Although it is smaller than the Greek Agora and really only has one standing structure.. the amazing Tower of the Winds, which is 2200 years old...the Roman Agora is still worth a visit. I have read other recent reviews and of... More 

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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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