Ancient Agora in Athens

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Ancient Agora in Athens


Located at the foot of the Acropolis, there is the archaeological site of the ancient Agora, which was the center of public life in Athens. In addition to being the commercial center of the city, it was also the most important political and religious center. There were administrative buildings, temples, public offices and courts. Here the Greeks focused not only on buying and selling goods, but also on keeping informed, carrying out criticism of the government or just talking. The conserved monuments refer to different historical periods, from classical up to the eleventh century AD.

Ancient Agora


Among the largest monument is the Theseion, the Temple of Hephaestus with friezes depicting its businesses and struggles of Heracles. It is located at the western aspect of the Agorà and is the best preserved temple of antiquity. It was built in 460-415 BC and hosted statues of Athena and Hephaestus, to whom it was dedicated.

Tempio Efeso

You will also admire the Stoà of Attalus, the old commercial center of Athens, the Stoà Poikile, where Zeno taught stoic philosophy and the monument for the eponymous heroes.  

Agorà antica

 

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What to see in Athens

 

Acropolis

Ancient Theatre of Dionysus

Odeon of Herod Atticus

Ancient Agora in Athens

Roman Agora in Athens

Plaka

Monastiraki

Syntagma Square and National Garden

Benaki Museum

National Archaeological Museum

Temple of Olympian Zeus and Arch of Hadrian

Museum of popular Greek instruments in Athens

Cemetery of Keramikòs

Philopappou Hill in Athens

Kolonaki district of Athens

Panathenaic Stadium

Licabetto Hill in Athens

Museum of Cycladic Art and Ancient Greece

General Markets in Athens