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“Better than the acropolis”

Ancient Agora of Athens
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour
Ranked #28 of 339 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 10 July 2014

After visiting the Acropolis with all the crowds coming to the Agora was a pleasant break from the crowds. Hardly anyone was here so we hardly saw anyone when exploring. The well preserved temple was a highlight but I enjoyed the whole sight. Well worth a visit.

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Sitting in the shadow of the Acropolis is this delightful area that used to be the market place in ancient Athens. In amongst the trees are the ruins of buildings erected between the 5th and 1st centuries BC.
Two buildings stood out for me. The Temple of Hephaistos was built in the 5th century BC and is the best preserved temple of that period in Greece. By seeing it, I was able to understand the layout and functions of all the other temples that we saw while in Greece. While not as beautiful or well placed as the Parthenon, this temple is amazingly well preserved and clearly provided archaeologists important information regarding Greek religious history
The other building is the reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos, first built in 159BC. The sheer size of it is amazing and shows just how advanced the ancient Greek civilization was.
Give yourself at least a hour to wander around, or even longer if you want to just sit in the shade of the trees looking at all the amazing ruins

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This place was super cool, was interesting to compare the architecture of this place to the present day, go check it out for yourself and ya won't be disappointed. Bring good shoes, water and sun hat. Enjoy

Thank breutter
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I would recommend visiting this place early morning. And would recommend downloading the FREE Rick Steves podcast on the Ancient Agora. He will walk you thru the whole place and be your Personel guide. It was so nice as I walked through the agora listening to him explaining the Agora.

Thank SteveLalaE
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is a stunning place right in the heart of Athens. Amazing to think how old the buildings are. The museum in the Agora is excellent as our the preserved temples in the grounds. With the back drop being the Acropolis you are spoilt.

Thank Chris A
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