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Imagination Required

When I went, in March, I practically had the whole place to myself and enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny of it. But to really enjoy visiting it, I really recommend that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I went, in March, I practically had the whole place to myself and enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny of it. But to really enjoy visiting it, I really recommend that people do their studying beforehand and bring along good reference materials, including drawings and maps, in order to really understand the place. It is not a large, archaeological... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to forget that the Roman presence in Greece (and especially Athens) lasted at least half a millennium, longer than many of the city states were independent. And in a city where glimpses of its long history are literally everywhere, the Roman Agora doesn't often get the respect it perhaps deserves. The Roman Agora (or Forum, as it's sometimes... More 

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Thank ianwyj
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only really worth a visit if you bought the multi-pass, otherwise I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit. The Tower of the 4 Winds is impressive but the whole site is not in the same bracket as Ancient Agora or the Panathenaic Stadium.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around Monastraki and Plaka areas, Athens combines the ancient aura with the modern, when you come down from Akropolis, suddenly I had the Roman Agora before me, and I walk through history; there are the famous tower of the wind, very good preserved, it's a octogonal monument, with water clock, sun dial and weather vane, and each side has relief... More 

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Thank Manuela L
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing ruins in a pristine archeological site of Roman antiquities. One of Athens' best kept secrets of antiquity.

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Thank davidbruce2017
Budapest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roman Agora is a pretty big sight. There were some stray dogs inside, which was a little bit surprising... The Tower of Winds is the only building in here and it was worth seeing!

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Thank OZS969
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting sight, with Tower of the Winds being a definite highlight. It's very rare to see a building from the ancient Greece being so well preserved. If you have the time, stop by at the Roman Agora. Most likely, you won't regret it.

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Thank Ingrid H
Eccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A lovely site just up the street from Hadrian's Library and Monastiraki. Interesting ruins, but the Tower of the Winds is a real beauty of a monument (and you can go in). Pleasant area to stroll around in the sun, or you could walk around the exterior of the site for free. Even if you pay to enter, you should... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Roman Agora isn't a huge site like the Acropolis, but it was included on our pass so we took the time to wander through. The Tower of the Winds is very pretty. While we were there, they were doing some restorations on the site. It's worth walking around it if you have the time.

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Guernsey
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Sadly closed, but can be viewed from all sides from neighbouring roads as it's below the road level. It's about as big as a football pitch and full of interesting Roman building remains. It is apparently still being excavated. Stray cats like to live there!

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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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