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- Address: Roman Agora of Athens, Pelopidas and Adrianou, Athens, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: 30-2103245220
- Ticket Price: 2 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Roman Agora - Review
The Roman Agora to the North of the Acropolis is an interesting place to visit in Athens. The building has a spacious courtyard with ionic columns which were typical of that era. For a while, this place served as the main market of Caesar and Augustus. To validate this there is an inscription (IG II2 3174) on the architrave of the monumental Gate of Athena Archegetis ("Athena the Leader")which tells us that Julius Caesar and Augustus provided the funds for its construction in the 1st century B.C. Although partly in ruins, much of the structures can still be seen here.
Another interesting place to see in the Roman Agora area is the tower of winds. Its octagonal shape and charming architecture is worth noting. Interestingly, it was designed to serve as both a clock as well as a sundial.
Even though there are many ancient structures in Athens, this should certainly make it to any Athenian itinerary. Not only is it from a different era, the unique styles specific to the period are quite rare to see. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 7 days.
Roman Agora Information
- This place often gets confused with the ancient agora. They are two different places which are equally interesting from the historical point of view so do not miss out on them.
How To reach Roman Agora by Public Transport
- Plaka (Metro)
- Monastiraki station
Restaurants Near Roman Agora
- Geros Tou Moria
- Tou Psara
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Things to Know Before Visiting Roman Agora
25.55% of people who visit Athens include Roman Agora in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
37.37% of people start their Roman Agora visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Roman Agora
91.01% of people prefer walking in order to reach Roman Agora
Roman Agora Trips
Roman Agora, Athens Reviews
We visited the Roman Agora as our first stop after travelling in the afternoon. It was a great start with not a lot of time given that on the multi-site pass you can only do each site once. We had a little over an hour which was plenty. The site is small but the exhibit is nice and visiting at sunset is beautiful. Very informative and a nice time.
We started our visit of Athens here and it was pleasant introduction to the acropolis. It had a nice little exhibition about the emperor Hadrian and was totally worth it. I am surprised it was empty when we walked in. The best is to buy your tickets here for all other sites, it will make you skip a lot of queening later on :)
History, history, history and Gods. The view is incredible over Athena. Before you start climbing the hill there is a free parking area and toilets. The ticket is about 30€ ( full pass ) but I strongly recommend that you boy this in the mornly because is very crowdy in the afternoon. There are tons of picture sports with amazing views, maps to help you guide, and the air is fresh. You have to climb a little, and for those in wheelchair is a little rough. If you visit Athena it's a must ! There is a little museum inside where you can see Ancient artifacts ( statues, coins and etc ).
Many tourists stop here before they start climbing the Acropolis hill. This site is not very big but there is a small not to miss exhibition about the Emperor Hadrian. These ancient ruins were originally a big place for political meetings . Nowadays there is not much left but it is still interesting to see the ancient columns and get an overall impression of the original size and architecture.
Buy a €30 ticket that gets you into heaps of sites around the city all in one. It's much cheaper than buying each ticket as you go and you can skip the line. Picture of what is included in the ticket attached. Won't take you too long to go around. About 30 mins.