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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.
As featured in 3 Days in Athens
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24 Adrianou | Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 October 2005

The Agora was my favorite ruin of Athens - far surpassing the Acropolis. I suppose the Acropolis is a required must see - but it can be crowded and we were swamped with Celebrity Cruise guests following endless little guides with placards. I wanted to...More

45  Thank bjm26186
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 February 2016

There are 3 entrances to the Agora, but 2 were closed when we visited. Perhaps they are open during the summer. The one that was open in the winter was along Adrianou Street. The closed ones were at Plateia Jacqueline de Romilly (on Apostolou Pavlou...More

8  Thank JDOntarioCanada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Its amazing how ancient and modern can coexist in the same area... Greece is the center of culture, science, philosophy etc and will always be fascinating, inspiring and amazing in every way!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just amazing to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks! It’s good to first read or listen about the Agora to understand the significance of what one is seeing. I found an online audio guide which was very helpful. It’s spread in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a surprising amount to see in a relatively small area. We went late afternoon and it was very tranquil, also very interesting. If you have a combined Acropolis ticket it's free, so there's no excuse (other than time) for not visiting.

Thank Gordon0504
Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased the packet for all the ancient sites at the gate. Inside the ancient site you can also visit the Church of Apostols, the Temple of Hephaestus(withstood the test of time, being well preserved) ; there is also a museum that has the entry...More

1  Thank pirvmaria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare your knowledge before you come here. It is really like walking smack into History. Rick Steves downloadable tour will really contribute to your experience. Take it all in

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the administrative, commercial and political hart of ancient Athens. Socrates expounded his philosophy here. Don't miss the Stoa of Attalos, temple of Hephaestus, church of the Holy Apostles and ancient statues.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s beautiful and they rebuilt one of the temples so you can picture how it actually was but if you did the Acropolis or the national garden, it’s not a big deal if you can’t make it here. It’s beautiful for sure but we spend...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed wandering around the grounds of what was supposedly the center of Athenian life. They have some nicely restored buildings and a few that are left in what I would call "arrested decay" which means they look historical. This is one of the stops...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is accessed whilst visiting the temple within the same site and is included in the €30 multi ticket, quite a lot of information on site explaining what it is you are seeing, a little imagination needed! Site is rough walking wise in many places.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A travel in the past. A must visit while in Athens. Read also the history of the place and the connection between all exposed archaeological sites in the centre of Athens. It is better to get the three day ticket to all sites instead of...More

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Anna K
14 November 2018|
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Response from 3Eagles | Reviewed this property |
My previous reply did not include the museum on the grounds. Another hour to really get the most out of the museum would be best. It has interesting items you won’t see anywhere else. Look for the hemlock cups used to... More
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Delia T
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yes it is an open / outdoor space
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