Ancient Agora of Athens
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The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora
The Ancient Agora, northwest of the Acropolis, was the center of the city in the classical and Hellenistic times.
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.
travellers and culture vultures! The sprawling market site features a range of buildings and ruins that take you back to society life in ancient Greece. This marketplace would have been one of the main meeting spots for all citizens, with philosophical talks, healing baths, religious meetings and…
The ancient Greek Agora of Athens was used as a commercial or residential gathering place .
The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek Agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis.
The ancient Agora, north-west of the Acropolis, was the centre of the city in the classical and Hellenistic periods.￼
The fully preserved temple of Hephaestus is a must see as well as the whole area of the ancient market of Athens
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…
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