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Ancient Agora of Athens

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Ira & Marios
Ira & Marios
July 09, 2019
Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.
Nick
Nick
June 24, 2019
The Agora was ancient Athens’ heart, the lively hub of administrative, commercial, political and social activity. Socrates expounded his philosophy here, and in AD 49 St Paul came here to win converts to Christianity. The site today is a lush respite, with the grand Temple of Hephaistos, a good…
Kosmas
Kosmas
April 23, 2019
The Agora was ancient Athens' heart, the lively hub of administrative, commercial, political and social activity. Socrates expounded his philosophy here, and in AD 49 St Paul came here to win converts to Christianity. The site today is a lush respite, with the grand Temple of Hephaistos, a good…
Joanna
Joanna
March 14, 2019
The center of the ancient city of Athens.
Ilia
Ilia
March 03, 2019
The Ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora and is situated to the northwest of Acropolis. The Temple of Hephaestus, dedicated to the ancient Greek god of blacksmiths, fire and volcanoes can be found inside the site of Ancient Agora. It is one of the few Greek…

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Location
24 Adrianou
Athina, 105 55
Phone+30 21 0321 0185
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Friday 8:00 AM