Agora of Athens

Athens, Greece

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora (central public space in ancient Greek city-states), located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill. The Agora's initial use was for a commercial, assembly, or residential gathering place. 

Agora contains several remains of ancient temples and buildings. Temple of Hephaestus is one of the best-preserved Greek temples, built around 450 BCE. The excavations has uncovered most of the over 30 known major buildings from the Agora, along with thousands of artifacts. Conservation efforts have restored thousands of pieces of pottery and amphora (the standard storage vessel of the ancient world), studied thousands of marble statues and reliefs, and analyzed the remains of human and animal bones to give us a better understanding of what life was like in the ancient Athenian world.


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Vrisakiou 17, Athens, Greece
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Founded: 5th century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Greece


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M V (15 months ago)
Amazing location with a very nice monument, fully intact. Park is very nice with a walkway with lots of statues with signs to tell you what each one is, nice church that you can enter, and a mini Parthenon? Great views of the acropolis from below and staff very nice and helpful. Gift shop with souvenirs and drinks in case you get thirsty. Great place to visit and in my opinion Better than the acropolis
Dionisis Frantzis (16 months ago)
A peaceful place to have a walk and admire the ruins if ancient Greek central market. The place is full of trees, ruins and the gorgeous temple of Hephaestus. The view of Acropolis and the Parthenon is also great. A must do for tourism but also a great idea for a walk with good companion!
Kevin Septian (16 months ago)
This place is one out of many places in athens that you should visit. Athens is a big place to see the history of the civilization. Anyway, this place is so big, many things to see and even there is one interesting building that has a museum inside it. This big area has also some buildings that you can see thought one side to another with a great view. I totally recommend this place to visit. You also just need to pay for all museum as it offers you better price. You can start walk from the left to the back, and to the right side.
Oliver H (16 months ago)
Surreal place and such a lovely vibe roaming around the area taking in all its beauty. Definitely get yourselves down there, I recommend getting the 30€ ticket as this is included and also a top tip. Get the ticket from anywhere but the acropolis as you'll save some time and effort queuing up!
Robert Cooke (17 months ago)
Impressively large complex that is apart of the €30 combined Acropolis ticket. I didn't know much about in advance but it turned out to be 1 of my favourite places in ancient Athens. There is a small museum, a big temple and a lot more. There is good information listed throughout. It's amazing how much history happened here. You definitely should add it to your list with must visit places in Athens.
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