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The Roman Agora can first be visited from the outside without entering the premises. My favourite monument is the wind tower. An exhibition is organised outside the compound... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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613 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because it was on our multi-attraction ticket and on the walk from the Acropolis. Unfortunately most of the site is ruins but it's worth a ten minute visit if it's on your ticket. You can see the majority of it from the road otherwise.

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Thank Danrzr
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anywhere else in the world and the people the state would have made more of this historical, world changing site. In reality the guides are lazy, stubborn and the site left to decay like an old quarry. Such a shame as it could be stunning

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Thank Nick F
Valencia, Spain
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129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, but once again we can see the lack of infrastucture of the touristic spots in Athens. Just a small info leaflet for the tourist containing very quick information. Maybe a few more panels with pictures, explanation of what was going on here and few more story would make the place very interesting for the tourist. The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the entrance it seemed as if it is a replica of the Roman Forum. But it is way too far from it. If you are in short of time, better skip it and spend more quality time in the Acropolis itself.

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Dubai
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500 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roman Agora can first be visited from the outside without entering the premises. My favourite monument is the wind tower. An exhibition is organised outside the compound explaining the symbols displayed on the tower. It is worth spending an hour to visit the Roman Agora, weather permitting.

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Thank JohnPaul2010
Oxford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As many others have said, you do need a lot of imagination when visiting the Roman Agora. Prior research is a must, you can still learn a lot surrounding the history of Athens. Seeing many pieces of ancient history is all part of the Athens experience. If you have purchased the €30 ticket for the eight attractions you have to... More 

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Thank Cain W
Belo Horizonte, MG
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176 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I went, in March, I practically had the whole place to myself and enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny of it. But to really enjoy visiting it, I really recommend that people do their studying beforehand and bring along good reference materials, including drawings and maps, in order to really understand the place. It is not a large, archaeological... More 

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Thank Andy B
Singapore
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743 reviews
472 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's easy to forget that the Roman presence in Greece (and especially Athens) lasted at least half a millennium, longer than many of the city states were independent. And in a city where glimpses of its long history are literally everywhere, the Roman Agora doesn't often get the respect it perhaps deserves. The Roman Agora (or Forum, as it's sometimes... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Only really worth a visit if you bought the multi-pass, otherwise I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit. The Tower of the 4 Winds is impressive but the whole site is not in the same bracket as Ancient Agora or the Panathenaic Stadium.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 766 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Around Monastraki and Plaka areas, Athens combines the ancient aura with the modern, when you come down from Akropolis, suddenly I had the Roman Agora before me, and I walk through history; there are the famous tower of the wind, very good preserved, it's a octogonal monument, with water clock, sun dial and weather vane, and each side has relief... More 

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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 peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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