The rebuilt Stoa gives you a good idea of what the area was originally like. It's also easy to identify the most important objects of the museum.
When you see the great temple in the Agora you are seeing ancient history in amazing condition. But the Stoa of Attalos is a modern reconstruction of a real ancient building on the original site. This gives you the ability to see just how magnficent these buildings were in their prime. All part of the Agora visit.
This is how you can appreciate Ancient Greek buildings, the scale and proportions are magnificent, and it has an interesting museum. In the gardens are extensive ruins, but ruins are ruins they don't give you the scale of the building as this does!
An absolute must for any visit to the agora, but especially if you're a history person. Excellently maintained rebuilt stoa and a wonderful museum inside with some wonderful archeological artefacts on show.
Visiting Stoa of Attalos is best with a guide, if you're interested in the history of the site. There are quite a few groups organized by private travel agents as well as public ones (free of charge, or very cheap) organized by the City of Athens. Reaching the site is easier if you use public transportation (Thisseio Metro Station). Some... More
This place has been nicely rebuilt so that we can get a sense of what it was like 3,000 years ago. We were told this was the first shopping mall in the world, and well it would have been.
The Ancient Agora is a calm and green spot in the centre of otherwise tourist-thronged Athens. The Museum lies in the Ancient Agora of Athens, placed in the restored Stoa of Attalos.The Stoa which was built of Attalos of Pergamon in ca 160 BC, houses a large and modern museum with artefacts from the site of Ancient Agora. and displays... More
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