Asclepion And Stoa Of EumenesCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Acropolis Athens, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Historical Site, Theatre, Family And Kids, Architecture
Acropolis is simply too huge and intricate at times to explore. There are many sites in between the main attractions here that call for attention and closer scrutiny. The Stoa of Eumenes is placed between the theatre of Dionysus and the Odeion of Herodes Atticus in Acropolis.
It is conjectured that the king of Pergamon, Eumenes II, donated this Stoa to the Athenian city during his reign between 197 to 159 B.C. This is an elongated building that consists of two levels that display beautiful architecture. The ground floor was formed from a colonnade of 64 Doric columns, while the interior colonnade consisted of 32 columns of Ionic order. The upper storeyon the other hand displays the double-semicolumns of Ionic architecture. The Asclepion temple was dedicated to Asclepsius, the son of Apollo who was also a physician and it is considered that this temple was a sought after place in 429 BC when the city of Athens was cursed by plague. The Stoa of Eumenes on the other hand was built to offer shelter to theatre audience.
- A visit to this site is included in ticket to Acropolis.
- By Metro: Syngrou-Fix
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5.16% of people who visit Athens include Asclepion And Stoa Of Eumenes in their plan
50% of people start their Asclepion And Stoa Of Eumenes visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Asclepion And Stoa Of Eumenes
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