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Ancient Agora of Athens
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour
Ranked #18 of 325 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is the heart of ancient Athens. Walking here you walk in the footsteps of some our our most famous Western thinkers and leaders. This is the birthplace of democracy where it was widely practiced and developed. It is also the epicentre for the stoic movement of philosophy. It of course was the heart of commerce for Athens as well. The magnificently reconstructed Stoa of Attalos is well worth about an hour to explore. You can feel the drop in temperature when you enter the Stoa (a testiment to why it was there and constructed in such a way I suspect). The magnificently preserved Hephaisteion is at the far end of the agora and itself worth a visit. Bring a guide book or a guide with you so that you get the most of your visit.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Loved walking around this area, seeing more old buildings, history, etc. Loved the shopping too-great selections and not too much hustle!

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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We walked through the Agora after climbing the Acropolis. It was refreshing to experience a slightly less crowded and shaded park-like view of history. Be sure to take water with you.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Walking through this Agora or ancient market place makes you take a step back in time. You get the feeling of how life was conducted so many years ago. The museum is very interesting and worth going into visit. The Agora is located close to the Plaka and Monastiraki areas and there are several restaurants located nearby.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Walking around the Agora and the Agora museum was really interesting. There are also some good restaurants close by to stop for lunch afterwards.

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