Agora - Athens

The Agora, located in the lower part of the Acropolis, was during the Antiquity the centre of public life and events of the city. It was the main square of the city and was the gathering place of the Ekklesia, of merchants and for social activities. The famous antique square hosted many shops, public services, the administration headquarters and public sanctuaries. Originally, the Agora was located on the north-east side of the Acropolis but because of its small size was moved at its current location. As a real meeting point of communication lines iin Athens, the Agora was also a sacred place where stood many sanctuaries. The first archaeological excavations were executed between 1859 and 1912 by the Greek Archaeological Dystocia. Was found the portico of the Giants. Between 1953 and 1956, the stoa of Attalus was rebuilt, works financed by J.D. Rockefeller. It now serves as a museum, storeroom, laboratories and archaeological office of the Agora. Since then, the site has been refurbished and now belongs to the Greek Archaeological Society.

Things to see: the portico of the Giants, the temple of Hephaestus, friezes.


8.30-15.00 From tuesday - sunday



Address : Acc Athens Greece

Phone : + 30 010 32 10 185

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