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“Nice morning walk.”

Ancient Agora of Athens
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour
Ranked #17 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 20 August 2014

I would recommend arriving here when it first opens in the morning as it is a lovely and peaceful place for a quiet walk among the ruins. The museum is worth walking through for a bit of historical context. I used the Rick Steve's free audio tour on his app as my guide to the ruins, which was helpful.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is where ancient Athenians lived - and you can almost feel there presence still. Read as much as you can about it before you venture there and let your imagination roam. And: make sure you have comfortable shoes and plenty of fluid and some cover from the sun- ancient Greeks were very resilient bunch, apparently.

Thank ivan b
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Special place. If you are in Athens, you must to see it! It is a famous place. In Bible time it was wery important place in Athens.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

on a sunny day in may, it gives you a hint of what life was like when athens was the centre of the known world, and why it was that such a fruitful civilsation sprang precisely there. a great feel!

Thank Aida T
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

The most prominent examples of ancient architecture in the agora brilliantly educate one on the way things were constructed then. One is the Temple of Hephaestus which is very well preserved and the other is the Stoa of Attalos which was reconstructed in the 1950s. Beyond these fine examples of the Greeks' work, the Stoa has the museum which is in itself an education. Typically, I'm not a big fan of museums, but the statuary here is outstanding. It is also a treat to at least have a feel for the experience of walking in an ancient Greek structure.

Another element of interest for me was the Church of the Holy Apostles which also resides in the Agora. Dating at around the 10th century, it is not quite as ancient as Hepaestus, however I found it to be equally fascinating and beautiful.

The Agora is less crowed than the Acropolis and does provide opportunities for shade. It is certainly worthwhile and I would return were I ever in Athens again. It was an enjoyable visit.

Thank mjhoffman
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