"The Ancient Agora" Ancient Agora Tip by aukahkay

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  Ancient Agora
by aukahkay
  • Ancient Agora - Athens
      Ancient Agora
    by aukahkay
  • Ancient Agora - Athens
      Ancient Agora
    by aukahkay

When you have completed your visit to the Acropolis, walk down to the Ancient Agora. Agora means `market place'. It was the focal point of the administrative, political, commercial and social activity of the period. All roads led to the Agora. The site was first developed in the 6th cehtnry BC and was devastated by the Persians in 480 BC. A new Agora was built almost immediately and flourished under Pericles.

The main monuments in the Agora are the Temple of Hephaestus, the Stoa of Attalos and the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Directions: Walk downhill from the main entrance of the Acropolis. As you exit from the Acropolis, turn right and walk downhill.
Phone: 210 3210185
Website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2485

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  • Written Nov 5, 2007
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