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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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The Parthenon and the Acropolis may be much more *architecturally* interesting, but if you're not a god, nor even a demi-god, the Ancient Athenian Agora is probably the place for you!! THIS is where Democracy really started. This is where famous Athenians (Pericles, Thucydides,
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We arrive late in the afternoon, with little to no crowds and enjoyed a stroll around the Agora, getting a feel what everyday life may have been like for the ancient greeks. The Pantheon overlooks the Agora so you get a feel of the impact this would have had on those living
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Its a beautiful sightseeing territory with two temples, one fully renovated, second mostly original, old orthodox church and many ruins.
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This is always a highlight when visiting Athens. Entry is 6euro and no student cards from anywhere but Greece accepted, so other students expect to pay full price. You'll need several hours to explore this wonderful ruin which also includes the temple of Hephaestus. The displays
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Would highly recommend touring this site using Rick Steves Audio Tour. The Ancient Agora is an important and fascinating site, but only if you have more information than is available on the brief written descriptions. Just put the free Rick Steves Audio Europe App on your
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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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