The tower has been the inspiration for a number of European monuments and is a popular subject for painters.

If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. The church was built on the ruins of a 2nd-century Nymphaeum, a monument honoring the nymphs and most likely much of the marble is from that structure which most likely contained a fountain. If you know of any information on this page that needs Location: Thissio The Ancient Agora of Athens: The Ancient Agora, one of the most important sites of the Greek capital, is located on the northwest of the Acropolis, between the neighborhoods of Thission and Monastiraki.A large area with ancient ruins and much greenery, the Ancient Agora was the center of Athens in the antiquity, the place where political gatherings and juries would take place. The Ancient Agora of Athens is the largely green area in between Monastiraki and the Acropolis, one of the few archaeological sites in the world that has a train running through it. Open daily 8:30am-6pm winter, 8am-8pm in summer (sometimes closes much earlier). There is also an entrance to the site on this end of the Roman Agora, or an exit if you prefer, that will leave you right on Aeolou Street which takes you to Monastiraki on your left or The Plaka on your right.
Even if you don't care about the Romans or archaeology it is good exercise and you can work up an appetite. Altar of the Twelve Gods This altar ("bômos" in Greek) in the center of the agora was dedicated to the twelve great gods of Greece : Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Hestia, Apollo, Artemis, Hephæstus, Athena, Ares, Aphrodite and Hermes.It was the point from which distances were reckoned (see Herodotus, II, 7). These excavations began in 1837 by the Greek Archaeological Society and have continued into the 20th century.

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The Turkish mosque of Fethiye Djami sits on the north side of the Roman Agora. building


The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or "assembly".

For fans of the movie FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI this is where Benji the dog ran to after stealing The Ancient Agora is open every day from 8 to 8.
shrines that were the center of life in ancient Athens where Socrates, Pericles, Plato and the rest of those guys once walked, talked and bought fistikia and pasetempo. Like the Ancient Agora the entire archaeological site was covered with houses and in some old paintings and prints you can see the Gate of Athena rising up from among the buildings. Join Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides Group on Facebook for comments, photos and other fun stuff. Click on each icon to see what it is.

updating you The Acropolis is one of the most recognisable historic sites in the world and remains an inspirational monument to the achievements of Ancient Greek civilisation. Like the Ancient Agora the entire archaeological site was covered with houses and in some old paintings and prints you can see the Gate of Athena rising up from among the buildings.

Full €4, Reduced €2 or via the combined ticket: Full €12, Reduced €6. HOW TO GET THERE. Zoom out: double click on the right-hand side of the mouse on the map or move the scroll wheel downwards. The Ancient Agora has an entrance just below the Acropolis and another on Adrianou Street in Monastiraki right across from all the restaurants and cafés. Ancient Agorà (Roman Forum), Thessaloniki está situada perto de Ladadika.

By the way, a stoa is a covered walkway and there are a number of more modern ones scattered around the shopping district of Athens. At one time there were houses and shops here but in 1931 the American School of Classical Studies with money from John D. Rockefeller came to the conclusion that under all these homes and businesses there Sorry.

become a thing of the past.


The Agora Museum displays artefacts from the Ancient Agora of Athens and is housed within the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. It was built in 1456 AD on the ruins of an Early Christian basilica, converted into a mosque in 1456 to celebrate the visit to Athens by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror in 1458.