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These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world.
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Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55, Greece
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It is the landmark of Athens, must visit. A bit hot in the at noon, better to bring along with bottles of water. You will enjoy the air-conditioning more in Acropolis museum after this outdoor activity,
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Try and visit not long before closing so you can wander around through the olive trees and step back in time when this was the cult and artistic hear of the city.
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The Ancient Agora is quite large especially considering that it is in the heart of Athens. We had a most enjoyable stroll around the grounds and the Temple is spectacular. We visited on our own; if I had to do it again, I would join a guided tour.
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We preferred this site to the Acropolis to be honest because it had less tourists, more space to roam and a cute museum to entertain you. Magnificent buildings and statues which transports you to Ancient Greece in a heartbeat. Worth the €5 entrance fee
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Ancient Agora. Here ancient Athenians spent their days mingling as one does in a public place. There were law courts and indeed Socrates was indicted and executed here. Social and commercial life transpired in this early seat of democracy. This is a large complex. Start
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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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