"Roman Agora and Church in Plaka" Plaka by Kodi01

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Roman Agora

Large building measuring 111 x 98 m., comprising a spacious rectangular courtyard surrounded by stoas, shops and storerooms. It has an east, Ionic propylon and a west, Doric propylon, known as the Gate of Athena Archegetis.
It was built between 19 and 11 B.C. Julius Caesar and Augustus donated for this to be built.

Fethiye Djami

The Turkish mosque lies on the north side of the Roman Agora. It was constructed in 1456 A.D. on the ruins of an Early Christian basilica.

East Propylon

There is a east entrance to the Roman Agora which has a row of four Ionic columns made of gray Hymettian marble. It was built in 19-11 B.C.

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  • Pros:A hidden treasure!
  • Cons:Make sure you get there before 2:30pm...
  • In a nutshell:History unfolds here!
  • Last visit to Plaka: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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