Ancient AgoraCurrently Open [Closes at 03:00 pm]
- Address: Adrianou 24, 10555 Athens, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103210185
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Ancient Agora - Review
True to its central location in the center of the city, the Ancient Agora formed an important part of the social and political life of Greece in the ancient times. It consists of a set of buildings that included a court, a mint and various other political and social institutions. Used for a variety of purposes, the agora is definitely the kind of place you should visit with a guide; just to hear all the stories that are associated with it.
Some of the monuments that were added to the Agora later were the temple of Ares and the Odeon of Agrippa. It makes sense to explore the area on foot and spend the entire day looking at the lovely buildings with both the ruins as well as the ones that are still intact. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
Ancient Agora Hours
- Museum within the Agora opens at 11:00 am. regardless of the time of the year.
How To reach Ancient Agora by Public Transport
- Thiseio station (line 1) Metro
Restaurants Near Ancient Agora
- Lontos Cafe
- James Joyce Irish Pub
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ancient Agora
72.5% of people who visit Athens include Ancient Agora in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
39% of people start their Ancient Agora visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ancient Agora
77.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ancient Agora
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Ancient Agora, Athens Reviews
I wish the park itself would be a bit better taken care of, specifically the paths where you walk around. Maybe I have too high standards, but I thought the paths were very irregular and rocky, even bordering dangerous in some parts, where you have to go up climbing on slippery rocks. There's no way a person with wheelchair could move around for example (or even elderly people). That being said, it's a very impressive place, totally worth visiting! The renovated buildings look amazing and there's a lot of history to be learned here.
This site rivals the Acropolis in significance and things to see. I highly recommend downloading an audio tour ahead of time (I used Rick Steve's) to get the full story of the place as you walk through it. Has a small but fascinating museum densely packed with exhibits (included in the admission ticket) that I wouldn't miss. No visit to Athens is complete without coming here
This was a really fun few hours. It is a lot of walking as there is a lot to see, but they do have benches and some parts are shaded by trees which are nice. The ruins are extremely interesting and the museum included in the entrance fee is well worth it! The history and sites are so interesting that anybody will have a blast!
Beautiful sights of Athens city from the Acropolis. Summer it gets really hot and you definitely need to move with your sunscreen and a hat. The crowds build up really fast in summer.
This is one of the most important historic site to visit. I highly suggest that you either download the guide tour beforehand or, visit the museum to your left first. It will really help you to understand what are the ruins you see since sometimes, it's hard to grasp what was what when you only see the remaining.