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“Great history and views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens
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Athens Riverside: A Journey in Mythical Athens
Ranked #17 of 342 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great history and views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Also called the Ancient Agora (not to be confused with Roman Agora down the road) this is a huge open space with lots of ruins, a museum and the best part, the Temple of Hephaestus. The temple is probably the best preserved temple in Athens and is a must see. The agora itself is at the base of the Acropolis and there is a walking path to it from there - great views from there as well. TIP – if you purchase the Athens historical site combo ticket for the Acropolis that cost is 12€ too, but you also receive entrance to the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora (and museum), Theater of Dionysus (south slope), Kerameikos (ancient cemetery with a museum) and Hadrian’s Library. Each of these sites costs you 2€ more without it so don’t just pay to the see the Acropolis when you can get all these sites for the same cost!

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Must see location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

You can spend half a day here going through antiquities and still miss much detail. The Temple of Hephaistos in many ways is more impressive thannthe Parthenon as it is almost an original complete structure. The Agora is a 'must see' sight in Athens,

Visited July 2014
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“Nice area to wander”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This was probably our favorite area to wander around and just look at the ruins. We 12€ to see all the major sites around the acropolis, so this was very cheap to visit. I do wish they had a map and more signs around this site with better descriptions of what you are viewing.

Visited June 2014
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“nice site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

it was good place to visit. Located close to Acropolis. It is quite big place and you can get combo ticket when you go to Acropolis.

Visited July 2014
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“Really enjoyed these ruins!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Huge site with lots to see - different buildings from different centuries make this a nice overview of Greek history. An audioguide definitely makes it easier to understand what you're looking at - we used the free Rick Steves guide. Watch out for the changing opening hours here - the first time we tried to go, it had already closed (at 3PM!)

Visited June 2014
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