Ancient AgoraCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Museum within the Agora opens at 11:00 am. regardless of the time of the year.
- Thiseio station (line 1) Metro
- Lontos Cafe
- James Joyce Irish Pub
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Athens before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Athens and book an accommodation of your choice.
72.4% 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
Loved it. Was probably the least crowded of thr temples we visited in Greece and the most to see. It was a little difficult to find, Google maps took us to the wrong entrance. Evidently there are about 3 different entrances and only one was open when we visited. But definitely worth a trip.
Really interesting place, lots to see. You need at least 2 hours to see it properly. The historic weight of this place is amazing. However, if you have children, this is not a pram-friendly place. It is better to have a sling or some other way to carry children.
We really enjoyed visiting this. We downloaded Rick Steves' audio guide (available to use offline) which was an hour long audio tour (not including the time we had it off while visiting the museum). We were so glad to have it to take us through the various ruins. It's free, and we highly recommend you use it for your visit here.
One of the must seen places in Athens. We were listening Rick Steve’s guide to agora and one can easily spend 4 hours in this place. Don’t think about seeing from outside is enough. Just go in and enjoy the history
It’s a big complex, so give yourself enough time. The Temple is Hephaestus on top of the hill is worth visiting. €4 ticket starting Nov (during low season)