"Tower of the Winds and the Agora" Tower of the Winds Tip by mikey_e

Tower of the Winds, Athens: 18 reviews and 31 photos

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The Tower of the Winds and the Agora are conveniently located near Monastiraki station and a clutch of touristy restaurants at the edge of Plaka. The ruins have precious little explanatory material and the crowded in development of modern buildings hardly helps to preserve the atmosphere of the site. Nevertheless, the two are impressive, even if the agora is a bit sparse. The same admission fee allows you to see the Tower, the Agora and the Fetiye Mosque (you cannot enter any of the standing structures). The Tower was constructed by a Syrian astronomer in the 1st Century BC and served as a sundial, weather vane and water clock.

Address: cnr Pelopida and Eolou
Directions: Near Monastiraki

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 2, 2007
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