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Gate of Athena Archegetis

Favorite thing The Gate of Athena Archegetis is situated in the west part of the Roman Agora.
It was built between 19 and 11B.C.
The entrance of the monument has a row of four Doric
columns and a pedestal made of marble.
It was constructed with donations of Julius Caesar and Augustus. I was dedicated to the partoness of the city Athena Archegetis.
The entrance to east part of the Agora has a row of Ionic columns.

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Apr 16, 2005

THE ANCIENT AGORA The Ancient...

Favorite thing The Agora was very important to ancient Greek society as public life was concentrated here. It was shaded with poplar, willows and planetrees and ornamented with fountains, temples, alters, and statues. Merchants and vendors sold all matter of items available to the ancient Greeks. Bankers and money lenders spread their tables and opened for business.
Pay special attention to the Temple of Hephastius (or Theseium), which is the best preserved temple in all of Greece and is not always mentioned.
http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21101a/e211aa03.html target=_blank>Ancient agora

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Jun 24, 2003

Ancient Agora

Favorite thing Ancient Agora

Fondest memory The Agora (market) was Athens' meeting place in ancient times. But it's a disappointing place for tourists, though Socrates spent a lot of time here expounding his philosophy. Except Temple of Hephaestus, there's almost nothing to see.

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Jun 14, 2003

go stoic

Favorite thing Decent public toilets can be hard to find anywhere, but the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos, it must be said, has amazing toilets!

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Apr 19, 2004
 
 
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ANCIENT AGORA

Favorite thing Down the rock from Acropolis (north- west) side is Ancient Agora with a little museum and the temple of Thision. You can visit both with the same ticket you have pay to see Acropolis (12€).

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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

It is a great way to spend money on food. Also known as ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΓΟΡΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ, it is located between...
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Numismatic Museum

It’s probably the museum that I have passed by more than an other in Athens but it was only November 2015 when I visited for the first time (because a friend that we had a meeting near by told me he...
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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...
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Museum of Cycladic Art

A collection of ancient treasures. The museum consists a wide range of exhibits, ranging from the Cycladic period to ancient Greek period and even a segment on contemporary art work. The contents...
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Lycabettus Hill

Athens abounds with hills, and many are so barren they surge upwards and unpopulated out of the cityscape. Of all these hills, the standout is Mount Lycabettus, rising like a limestone fist from...
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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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