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  • Address: Greece
  • Hours: Summer (4/01 - 10/31) 8:30am - 7:30pm daily; Mon 11am - 7:30pm. Winter (11/01 - 3/31) 8am - 2pm daily.
  • Admission: 4 EUR

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Agora of Athens

The political and social heart of the ancient city of Athens, the famous Agora of Athens (or the Forum of Athens) is one of the city's most important archeological sites -- the remainder of the civic center and marketplace where Greek democracy was first brought to life.

Today, the ruins are regarded as the best-preserved example of an ancient Greek agora, standing to the northwest of the Acropolis between the hills of Areopagus and Kolonus Agoraios. Dating back to the 6th century BC (before which it was used as a residential area), the vast area was originally laid out by Peisistratus and featured an elaborate drainage system, a series of fountains and a temple devoted to the Olympian Gods. Later additions included the temples of Hephaestus, Zeus and Apollo, a series of altars and a concert hall, before the agora was finally abandoned after a Slavic invasion in the 6th century AD.

Today, the fragments of the once glorious marketplace provide important clues to the former political, civic and economic center of the ancient world, most notably the beautifully preserved Hephaiston temple and the shopping center of Stoa of Attalos, which now houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora.

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Athens Riverside a journey in Mythical Athens, Athens, null
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Athens Riverside a journey in Mythical Athens

Through our tour you will meet ancient sanctuaries dedicated to mystery gods, christian churches that replaced the old temples, caves and roman baths. You will ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.51
Private Tour: Highlights of Athens with Acropolis of Athens and Lunch, Athens, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Highlights of Athens with Acropolis of Athens and Lunch

Explore Athens with a private guide on a 6 hour tour and discover the UNESCO listed Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Zeus, Panathenian Stadium and more! After ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.12
Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Ancient Rome Tours
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

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Explore Athens with a private guide on a 4-hour tour, and discover the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Zeus, Panathenian Stadium and more! After ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.55
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding myths! Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.46
Athens Private Full-Day Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour

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This 8-hour tour covers all the must-see attractions when in Athens. It includes the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum, Temple of ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $536.18
Skip the Line: Acropolis Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Tour, Athens, City Tours
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Skip the Line: Acropolis Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The perfect combination tour for history buffs, including a visit to the Acropolis and all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient Agora ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.90
Acropolis and City tour and the Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum, Athens, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Acropolis and City tour and the Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum

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The perfect combination tour including an Athens City tour, a visit to the Acropolis & all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.60
Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour

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Be transported back in time to Ancient Greece on this private, 3-hour tour of the Ancient Agora of Athens. With a private guide, wander around the Doric ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.45
Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments, Athens, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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Wander through the markets in the Monstiraki area, see classical Roman and Ottoman monuments of the city including the Ancient Agora and soak up the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.45
Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 385 Reviews

Discover the Acropolis of Athens by Segway on this 2-hour tour, led by a local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, glide through the neighborhoods ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.31

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