"The Royal Stoa / The Odeion of Agrippa" Ancient Agora Tip by amsterdam_vallon

Ancient Agora, Athens: 117 reviews and 203 photos

The Royal Stoa (Stoa Basileios). Built around 460 B.C., it was the seat of the Royal Archon (Archon Basileus). In this stoa the laws of Solon were displayed, and the Council of the Aeropagus held its meetings.

The Odeion of Agrippa. It was built by Agrippa in 15 B.C. and comprised an auditorium with a seating capacity of about 1000 people, and a two-storeyed portico. It was destroyed by fire in A.D. 267 and in about A.D. 400 the Gymnasium was erected in this area. Its north side was adorned by four colossal figures of Giants and Tritons set up on massive pedestals, salvaged from the debris of the Odeion.

Sorry no pics!!

Directions: Inside the Ancient Agora
Phone: 210 3210185
Website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2485

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Dec 28, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Just return from South Africa!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 8 8 7

Have you been to Athens?

  Share Your Travels