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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The site was larger than I imagined and you could imagine how it would have been when it was completed - very imposing. An information leaflet would have been useful when walking around.

Thank Bryony R
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much more to see once inside than from outside. We went in because we had the Acropolis and other sites combined ticket (€30). You can get a good view up to the Acropolis from inside this site. No books left, of course!!...More

Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a stop if you are in the Monastariki area but there is not a lot here to look at. A couple of columns and walls is about it.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen a few constructions built by Hadrian in the area but we only stopped here because we had the combined ticket although you could have just looked from the outside. Maybe the heat meant that we didn't stop long but it never really...More

Thank RitaGina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of many amazing sites in Athens. You will encounter many things built by Hadrian. The ancient remains are very interesting. This is part of the Roman Agora. The site has Greek and Roman remains. What I found fascinating were these walls that...More

Thank RandS_TX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only went in because it was included in the €30 pass. Not much to see and not much signage. We were only there about 15 mins. Again, no shade, so come prepared.

Thank Netster11
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Like every ruin is athens, its a few columns and boulders spread out on the ground. They could make it worthwhile by giving a picture of what it looked like at the time and what was life like in those days. All they talk about...More

1  Thank nchammmer
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I was sad it’s all ruins but the story behind the library and it’s history is really interesting. You can finish the tour in about 5-7min

Thank Luckylakshi
Reviewed 7 July 2018

At a walking distance from Monastiraki Metro Station, you will find the ruins of a landmark: "Hadrian's Library". Built in 132 AD, by Roman Emperor Hadrian, the famous library of ancient times, follows the typical architectural style of Roman forums. If you are not a...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 18 June 2018

At the Monastiraki metro stop, you will find this archaeological site. It is amazing with a rich history. There are many shops and flea-markets surrounding this wonder.

Thank PHM_Law
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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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Response from snowbase929 | Reviewed this property |
I only entered once, but I believe you are allowed to enter as many times as you want for the 5 days, as well as other sites if you buy the ticket that covers all sites in Athens.