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The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city's history. It was used as a residential and burial area as early as the Late Neolithic period (3000 B.C.). Early in the 6th century, in the time of Solon, the Agora became a public area.

SITE MONUMENTS

  • STOA OF ATTALOS: was erected by Attalus II, king of Pergamum [159-138 B.C]. Now, since its restoration, is used as a Museum housing interesting finds, especially from the excavation in the area of the Agora. The collections of the museum include: Finds from the wells, deposits, burials, workshops and sanctuaries, (4 BC - 7 BC). Clay, bronze, bone, ivory, and glass objects (6 BC - AD 3). Sculpture (6 BC - AD 3). Coins (6 BC - AD 1831). Pottery (6 BC - AD 6). Inscriptions (5 BC - AD 2)
  • TEMPLE OF HEPHAESTUS: On top of Agoraios Kolonos hill, which is delimiting the Ancient Agora of Athens to the west, stands the temple of Hephaestus, broadly known as “Thisio”. It is one of the best preserved ancient temples, partly because it was transformed into a Christian church.
  • THOLOS
  • BOULEUTERION

USEFUL INFORMATION

Adrianou 24, T.K. 10555, Athens
Telephone: +30 210 3210185, 3214825, 3210180
Fax: +30 210 3210196
Tickets: Full: €4, Reduced: €2, Ancient Agora of Athens - Museum of Ancient Agora of Athens.
Special Ticket Package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6, Valid for: Acropolis Museum, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.
Open: Everyday. Every Monday from 08.00 until 11.00 the Museum is closed.
Holidays: 1 January, 25 March, Good Friday: closed until 12 of noon, 1 May, Easter Sunday, 25 December, 26 December.

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Temple of Hephaestus