Ancient Agora of Athens

  The word “agora” applies to an assembly of people and by extend marks the gathering place. In modern Greek the term means “marketplace”. 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. Consequently the area has undergone countless building, destruction, and rebuilding cycles.

Today this strata of history has been distilled through excavations to expose the Agora’s important functions from Archaic to Greco-Roman and Byzantine times.

Museum of the Ancient Agora

The Museum of the Ancient Agora is housed in the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos, originally erected during the 2nd cent. BC as a gift of the king of Pergamon, Attalos II, to Athens.

 The exhibition in the Museum gallery holds archaeological finds coming from the systematic excavations of the American School of Classical Studies in the area and dated from the Neolithic to the Post-byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Language
English or German
Duration
Tour duration depends on your time allotment and can be easily adjusted to fit your own interests and preferences.
Group of people
1-29
Αvailability
Αll year except August
Difficulty for this tour