Holidays in Roman Agora

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Roman Agora featuring heritage elements and building ruins

Soak up history in the place where fashionable Greeks came to shop, gossip and discuss the big issues of the day.

The agora was the centre of Greek life in ancient times, and the Roman Agora in Athens has its roots in the 1st century, when it was built with donations from the Roman emperors Caesar and Augustus. Athenians would come here to shop and trade, gossip with friends and family, or discuss wider issues of politics, religion and philosophy. It was the heart of the city’s social life and its main commercial centre. No wonder the vibrant atmosphere of ancient times can still be felt among its ruined colonnades, peopled with the ghosts of men and women in traditional Greek dress going about their daily rounds.

The Roman Agora is situated inside the Acropolis complex to the north west. Still visible are remnants of shops, fountains and temples enclosing a large courtyard surrounded by elegant white marble columns. One of the best-preserved structures is a 1st-century latrine, and you can also see the remains of an ancient drainage system.

The Gate of Athena Archegetis is one of the most photographed buildings in the Agora, with its exquisite Doric columns framing the perfect shot. The site is also famous for the magnificent Fethiye Djami mosque, dating from the period of the Ottoman Empire.

Refreshments may be purchased in the park outside the Acropolis, while there are shops nearby selling reasonably priced food and drink to carry along with you. Entry is included in the price of admission to the Acropolis, and guided tours or souvenir guidebooks are available for an additional cost from the ticket kiosk. The site is open daily but it’s a good idea to get there early to avoid the crowds and the summer heat.

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Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Museum ...
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Athens Gate Hotel
The Stanley
The Stanley
4 out of 5
1 Odisseos Str., Athens, Attiki
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Omonia Square, Syntagma Square and Ancient Agora of Athens. Acropolis and Parthenon are ...
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Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ancient Agora of Athens and Hellenic Parliament. Acropolis ...
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Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2021

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Astor Hotel
Astor Hotel
4 out of 5
16 Karagiorgi Servias Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$105 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Astor Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$162 per night from 4 Jan. to 4 Jan.
Athens Gate Hotel
The Stanley
The Stanley
4 out of 5
1 Odisseos Str., Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$115 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
The Stanley
Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$124 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Plaka Hotel
The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is AU$118 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
The Pinnacle Athens
Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$194 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$247 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
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Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
4 out of 5
15-17 Ermou, Athens, Atikki
The price is AU$186 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
Palladian Home
Palladian Home
4 out of 5
Farmaki 2 & Kidathineon, Athens
The price is AU$167 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Palladian Home
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