Roman Agora

Roman Agora, Athens: Address, Phone Number, Roman Agora Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Neighbourhood: Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 3 min walk
  • Akropoli • 4 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,933 contributions
The Roman Market
Jul 2021
At the base of the Acropolis, you will probably stroll past this dig as you leave the Mount. Some vestiges of the market place are visible.
Written 16 August 2021
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Simon D
17 contributions
Rather small archeological site.
Jun 2021 • Family
The entrance fee is not much.l but that is because there is not much to see when inside. You can see everything from outside of the gates. As with most archeological sites you need to use your imagination.
Written 22 July 2021
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,784 contributions
On the foothill of the Acropolis
Oct 2020
The Roman's were everywhere in the ancient world and so is to no surprise that they went and build an Agora right on the foothills of the Acropolis. This favourable location makes it a very easy sight to visit, which is also conveniently included in the combo-entrance ticket one can buy in Athens, that makes the visit of this and other landmark sites also fairer in value. As for the landmark itself are there unfortunately not too many buildings left to admire. Still one gets a solid impression on how commercial activities were conducted back in the day and since it is a very conevient place to visit, a recommendation is easy to give for the Roman Agora.
Written 10 June 2021
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permia
Ireland37,203 contributions
More of a market area than for political pursuits
Mar 2020
Passing by the marvellous monumental Gate of Athena Archegetis that was established by contributions from both Augustus and Julius Caesar is to view the impressive expanse of the site.

Completed in the last decades BC it served as a market place, in contrast to the Ancient Agora that was a place of political undertakings.

Much is well extant including the Agoranomeion that dates from the mid-1st century CE. It is speculated that it may have served as a Basilica for the worship of Emperors.

Not far away are the remains of a Basilica, a substantial public building from Hadrian’s reign. It had many functions including the holding of court hearings.

A most remarkable edifice is the beautiful Tower of the Winds. Creatively built as a weather vane and water clock, it has fabulous friezes of the eight winds on each octagonal side depicting the eight winds of Greek mythology.

These include Apeliotes bearing fruit and grain, Euros Bearded male with a cloak billowing in the wind and Boreas blowing the cold north wind through a large conch shell.

From Byzantine times is the grand Fethiye Mosque. It hosts special cultural exhibitions but none was current during our time.
Written 4 February 2021
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I W
Barrow Upon Soar, UK164 contributions
Interesting site
Oct 2020 • Family
The site is free with the 30 euro pass. It also includes the Tower of the Winds and the Fetiye mosque. We spent an hour or so looking around. It was very interesting. At night you can get some very nice photos of the agora from outside, as the ruins are lit up.
Written 28 October 2020
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
Sad to miss going in as it was closed due to Covid.
Mar 2020
Unfortunately, for a lot of travelers, the Covid restrictions had closed a lot of attractions and this was one of these. I was looking forward to walking through this place and soak up the history. Luckily, you could see a lot of it from outside the fence line, so it wasn't all a bust. I would've loved to walk through it but still being this close and seeing it was amazing. It is a must do to witness a lovely piece of history.
Written 21 October 2020
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Steve B
London, UK4,823 contributions
Not high on the priority list but well worth a short visit!
Oct 2020
On our last day in Athens, my wife and myself had a stroll around the main sights and - particularly, as this is one of the 7 attractions covered by the Combined Ticket - we had a quick look around the Roman Agora (short distance from its better known counterpart the Ancient Agora).

It was well worth doing so as - besides 2 other visitors - we had the place to ourselves!
Written 4 October 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,551 contributions
On My Bucket List!
Oct 2019
Amazing to see this historical monument, which was on my bucket list! Actually I did not go inside due to lack of time, but just saw it from through the gates, but still it was a great view! This was a stop on the free "Rick Steves Athens City Walk" audio which I was listening to. He talked us through the rich history which made seeing it all the more meaningful. The audio tour is available for free download online so I highly recommend when visiting Athens!
Written 31 August 2020
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In-Yong H
London, UK657 contributions
Well worth a visit on the combo ticket
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is one of the places you can visit on the €30 combo ticket, and is probably the best one on the list after the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. You can get a good view of the place from outside, but it's worth going in to have a look around. In particular, the Tower on the Winds is a really interesting octagonal building get a close look at.
Written 10 August 2020
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Linda B
Riga, Latvia76 contributions
One from the list
Jul 2020 • Family
We bought the ticket that includes all the historical sites, which is the main reason we went. There’s very little left form the ruins and not much to see. But if you have a tour guide by your side, the experience might be much more interesting!
Written 4 July 2020
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