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Agora of Athens

Agora of Athens

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The Basics

The Agora of Athens is considered the best preserved example of an ancient Greek agora in the world. Visit with a guide for expert insight into these ruins, which can be hard to interpret on one’s own. For independent travelers, the hop-on-hop-off bus and downloadable audio guide of the archaeological site provides both transportation and extra information.

Join a private or small-group walking tour that includes skip-the-line tickets—a must for these popular and crowded ruins—as well as a visit to the Agora Museum. Or, opt for a tour that pairs a visit to the Agora with the Acropolis. Look for a family-focused tour if visiting with kids; some guides specialize in making the site come to life for younger travelers.

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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
$79.72 per adult
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Great way to see the sites and learn about Greek history. There is a lot of walking and it was hot, but the guide did a great job keeping us engaged.
Kim_G, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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Fun and Entertaining!
Wendy_C, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
If you're a mythological fan this tour is for you, it was fantastic! Easy pace, loved the head sets -- which allowed social distancing. Very interesting to hear the actual history and mythology behind locations. The tour guide was fantastic! Very personable and entertaining.
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Wonderful experience
Paige_W, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
Fantastic tour! I’m so glad we booked this one vs the others! Very interesting to hear the actual history and mythology behind locations. The tour guide was fantastic! Very personable and entertaining. Also I would consider this more covid friendly than the other tours we saw along our trip. Allowed you to socially distance and go at your own pace. Also included earphones for all individuals so you could still hear the tour guide while socially distancing.
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Excellent afternoon
Jay_R, Aug 2021
Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night
Guide and tour both wonderful. Guide spoke flawless English and was very caring and concerned for our safety. Covered much more territory in 3 hours than I could have done in.a week on my own.
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Good tour
Kieran_g, Aug 2021
Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)
Would recommend this tour. Our Guide and driver were very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Transport was of excellent quality clean spacious and air conditioned. We had three teenagers and my only suggestion is that the guide try to engage a little more with children and try to spark interest ( not easy I know especially with teenagers,)
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Amazing Acropolis
jpspaeth, Sep 2021
Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour
Sissy was our guide and she was exceptional. She brought to life the story of the Acropolis and what it was like in the days when it was being built. This tour gives you plenty of time to do the photography necessary to capture the beauty of this amazing place.
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Fun Bike Tour!
Heather_A, Sep 2021
Athens Scenic Bike Tour
Had an awesome tour with Julio! We had many laughs as well as history lessons. Great way to see all the main sights of the city. He took us on side streets, so we didn’t have to worry about biking through traffic, and he even bought us icecream! You can get a regular bike or e-bike. Leave a little extra time to find the shop. Would highly recommend!
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Wonderful tour of Athens
Brian_B, Sep 2021
Athens Scenic Bike Tour
We had a great bike tour with Dimitri! He was fun and informative on our tour in Athens. We would gladly recommend this tour through the historic sites and areas of Athens. I would suggest doing tour in the day you arrive to familiarize yourself with the city
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Must do if you’re in Athens
Teresa_N, Sep 2021
Athens Scenic Bike Tour
Awesome tour! Great way to see the highlights of the city. Tour guide was informative, funny, and gave some helpful tips on where to go, what to see, what to stay away from, etc. I would highly recommend it!
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Awesome way to see the...
Lauren_T, Sep 2021
Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night
Awesome way to see the city and stay out of the heat. Seeing the ruins all lit up at night is breathtaking.
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Excellent Tour
Dave_B, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
The guide, Danae, was an exceptional story teller and the stories told helped to give more meaning to all the amazing structures seen during this long walking tour of a great many of the archaeological sites of ancient Greece.
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A private tour is the way to go!
Bob_P, Aug 2021
Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)
Our tour guide Peggy was very knowledgeable which allowed us to make the most of our brief stop in Athens. We saw the important sites and learned a lot about ancient Greece. Our driver Christos got us everywhere we needed to be safely and efficiently. We highly recommend this tour.
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Awesome trip
darlinecoleward, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
The history was absolutely fabulous. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and considerate. Highly recommend. But understand it is a lot of walking on different terrain

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Agora of Athens and its museum are a must for archaeology buffs.

  • Almost all of the ruins are outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

  • Some areas of the site are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; the museum is fully accessible.

  • The Stoa of Attalos houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora, where you can view ancient art and artifacts unearthed at the site.

  • The Acropolis combination ticket includes entry to the Acropolis and six other sites— including the Agora—within a 5-day admission window.

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How to Get There

The ancient Agora sits above the modern city of Athens and is a short walk from the Acropolis. Take the metro Green Line to the Thissio station, and walk about five minutes along Adrianous Street to the site.

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When to Get There

The Agora of Athens is open every day except major holidays. The site is almost entirely outdoors, so avoid visiting during the midday hours in summer. Instead, time your tour for early morning or late afternoon and take refuge in the museum when the temperatures soar.

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The History of the Agora of Athens

The Agora of Athens, where Socrates once expounded his philosophy, dates back to the 6th century BC. This vast area lies to the northwest of the Acropolis and once featured an elaborate drainage system, a series of fountains, and a temple devoted to the Olympian Gods. The Agora was finally abandoned after a Slavic invasion in the 6th century.

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