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Agora

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Agora.

Agora features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Athens City Guide3-day Athens City Guide5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Heart of ancient Athens
  • Amazing Temple of Hephaestus

Time required: 80 minutes

Phone: +30 210 321 0185

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
April 1 - Oct 31, daily: 8am - 8pm
Nov 1 - March 31, daily: 8:30am - 3pm
Public holidays: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 4 €
Reduced: 2 €

Public transport:

  • Green Metro Line: Monastiraki station

Address: Adrianou Street, Monastiraki

Things you need to know:

  • The Agora was Athens' market place, the heart of city, and the birth place of the world's first democracy
  • The marketplace was laid out in the 6th c. BC. It served as the center for all civic activities (politics, religion, philosophy, commerce, arts and athletics)
  • Such historic figures addressed the pulic here as Socrates, Aristotales, or St. Paul
  • The Temple of Hephaistos (god of technology, blacksmiths and craftsmen) is the best preserved Greek Temple. It dates back to the 5th c. BC
  • Stoa of Attalos is the reconstruction of its 2nd c. BC version. It houses a museum that displays all the finds excavated at Agora
  • Stoa is a covered colonnaded walkway open to public usage. Merchants sold their goods, artists displayed their works, and religious gatherings took place here
  • Other highlights are: ruins of Middle Stoa, Agii Apostoli Solaki, Tholos (first Athenian parliament), and Odeon of Agrippa (a large concert hall)

What to do there:

  • Walk around and explore the ancient sites, statues, ruins
  • The Temple of Hephaestus is an absolute must-see
  • Do not miss Stoa of Attalos, Odeon of Agrippa, Altar of Zeus Agoraios
  • Relax on a bench in a shady spot under old olive trees and be impressed by the surroundings
  • Enjoy the stunning view over the acropolis

Tips & Insights:

  • Save some money by buying a combined ticket that gives access to Akropolis, Agora, Roman Forum, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Kerameikos

 

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