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A visit to Ancient Agora is a must for those exploring the historical sites of Athens, since it was the heart of the city in ancient times and was also an integral part of the city’s cultural beginnings. Once a market place and civic center, the Ancient Agora was the commercial, social and political center in the past. The ancient Greek democracy can actually be traced back to this area. Today, the site is home to a number of interesting monuments, temples and a fascinating museum. While many of the buildings lay in ruins, the Temple of Hephaistos; built in the 5th century BC and the Stoa of Attalos, a shopping center in the past, are the only two buildings standing at this site. The Temple of Hephaistos is the best preserved temple in Greece and the Stoa of Attalos now houses the Agora Museum, which is where visitors will find numerous artifacts found at the archeological site of the Ancient Agora....more

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A visit to Ancient Agora is a must for those exploring the historical sites of Athens, since it was the heart of the city in ancient times and was also an integral part of the city’s cultural beginnings. Once a market place and civic center, the Ancient Agora was the commercial, social and political center in the past. The ancient Greek democracy can actually be traced back to this area. Today, the site is home to a number of interesting monuments, temples and a fascinating museum. While many of the buildings lay in ruins, the Temple of Hephaistos; built in the 5th century BC and the Stoa of Attalos, a shopping center in the past, are the only two buildings standing at this site. The Temple of Hephaistos is the best preserved temple in Greece and the Stoa of Attalos now houses the Agora Museum, which is where visitors will find numerous artifacts found at the archeological site of the Ancient Agora.

Ticket Price

Adult - 4 Euros (free entry for tourists holding the acropolis pass) Children - Free

Opening Hour

Monday: 11am-3pm Tuesday to Sunday: 8am-3pm

Recommended Visit Duration

Around an hour

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The Agora Museum, the Temple of Hephaistos from the outside, the ruins in the area

Prayer Facilities

Muslim tourists will not be able to locate prayer facilities while at the Ancient Agora. They will however be able to locate a few mosques in the city, such as Al Salam Mosque and Al Farouk Mosque; two of Athens’s unofficial mosques. While there are more unofficial prayer facilities in the city, it may not always be easy to find them. Tourists visiting the Ancient Agora might also be able to find a secluded area to offer their prayers.

Halal Food

Muslims visiting the Ancient Agora will not find Halal restaurants at this historical site; they will however be able to locate Halal restaurants in the city of Athens. Muslim visitors will find a number of Halal outlets in Athens, known to serve a variety of cuisines such as Moroccan, Indian, Mediterranean, Egyptian and more.

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Find Mosques and Prayer Places in Athens 1) Rhodes, Dodecanese Islands One of the best places to go in Greece for families, Rhodes always fall on the top of this list. It is one of the more popular and most-visited islands because it has a little something for everyone. Beautiful golden beaches line shallow waters that are safe for your children to roam in and are well-maintained. Hotels and resorts come with all-inclusive packages that allow you to keep your child entertained, babysitting, and delicious meals at your fingertips in a selection of restaurants and cafés. Picture Credit: vernicosyachts.com It gives true meaning to the term sit back and relax as everything is tended to. Rhodes also has a UNESCO World Heritage town on the island that gives you a peek at ancient history and brings all those movies to life. Being the largest of the Dodecanese islands, it has a lot of Islamic history so it’s a great place for some Muslim-friendly travel to Greece. 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Picture Credit: www.greece-is.com The varied beaches on the coast mean you can go swimming in the shallow sea of Sidari, explore sheltered pebble coves near Paleokastritsa, or take advantage of sandy Glyfada. The Old Town is another UNESCO World Heritage site home to French, Venetian and British monuments that is a popular tourist spot. Summers means open-air cinemas which are a perfect end to a blissful day for adults and children alike. 3) Crete Home to the longest summer in Greece being in the Southern part of the country, Crete has sun and fun for everyone! Some of the oldest civilizations were present here, remnants of which can still be seen here. Parts of the Minoan’s civilization were reconstructed and is now accessible to children, making it the perfect family adventure. It has many spots of ancient history, but the Palace of Knossos is probably the most popular, so be sure to not miss it. Picture Credit: www.eupedia.com Greece’s largest island has some of the best products which mean it has some of the best food! Enjoy the simple pleasures of its many beaches as well as the olive groves from which the best Greek olive oil is sent forth into the world. Daois Cove Luxury Resort has private villas which are perfect for family holidays where you want to be away from the crowd and make all the noise you want. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino was voted one of the best family luxury resorts in the country and is also a great choice if you have children as they offer a playground and activity center, bowling alley, games center, several swimming pools and more. Even if you don’t stay at the Westin, do visit the waterpark in Chania with Disneyland games and huge waterslides. 4) Zakynthos, Ionian Islands Azure seas, impressive cliffs, and lush vegetation invite you to lose yourself in them. 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    From its great culture and long fascinating history to ancient monuments and archaeological gems, Athens is a destination of pure magnificence, sure to leave every traveler longing for more. Its fabulous weather and mouthwatering food truly makes this Greek capital worth a visit. Although it is not the largest European capital when visiting Greece and its many islands, a trip to Athens is an absolute must as it offers lots to see and do. Athens and the plethora of things it has to offer is fast-becoming a popular travel destination amongst history buffs, foodies and those looking for a vacation spot sprinkled with some magic. If a little encouragement is what you need to book those tickets to the Greek capital, we’ve got you covered! Be warned, these 7 reasons to visit Athens may just convince you to pick up and move to the city permanently!  Find Halal Restaurants in Athens Find Mosques and Prayer Places in Athens   1. Revisiting the Past Picture Credit: whyathens.com Steeped in history, Athens is a city that will manage to transport you back in time. While there are plenty of other things to do and see in Athens, its historical landmarks, ancient ruins and archaeological sites offer an experience unlike any other. They are in fact so awe-inspiring that you could just end up spending your entire visit exploring these fascinating sites! While in the city, you won’t want to miss seeing the Parthenon and its museum in person. Other must-visits include the Acropolis along with its museum, the Benaki Museum, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora, and the National Archaeological Museum. Known to be Greece’s largest archaeological museum as well as one of Athens’s most visited attractions, the National Archaeological Museum is not just a history buffs haven, but also the perfect place for visitors to get a better understanding of the country’s history and culture. If you want to get the most out of your visit to Athens, we highly recommend taking a guided walking tour of the city’s many renowned attractions. National Archaeological Museum Address: 28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, GreeceContact: +30 21 3214 4800Website: http://www.namuseum.gr/wellcome-en.html   2. The Best Dining Experience Picture Credit: www.tasteofhome.com If you’ve never tried Greek food, you’ve definitely been missing out! Characterized by varieties of crisp vegetables, and fresh seafood, with additions of sauces and feta cheese, Greek cuisine has remained timeless throughout. Healthy yet absolutely mouth-watering, it is no surprise that Greek food has been gaining popularity worldwide. No matter where you go in Athens, you’ll be able to find delicious eats - from authentic Greek dishes to fusion delicacies - at affordable prices. You’ll also be delighted to know that you won’t have to stick to a strictly vegetarian and seafood diet when in Athens, because there are actually quite a few Halal restaurants in the city! These restaurants may however not be entirely obvious, so inquiring about them at the mosque will be a good idea. Don’t forget that pork is widely used in Greek cuisine, so if you choose to dine at a restaurant that isn’t Muslim owned, remember to check on the ingredients used before chowing down! A few Greek items you cannot leave without trying, include; souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita, gyro, pastitsio and the delicious mezzes. Sample everything you can, we promise, you and your stomach won’t be disappointed!   3. Experience Athens Rivieria Picture Credit: www.hopin.com Just a short distance from all of the city’s numerous historical and cultural wonders, is the gorgeous Athens Riviera. If you don’t get the chance to escape the bustles of the city, and enjoy Athens’s long, stunning coastline, your trip is definitely not complete! Here you’ll find some incredible five-star resorts, stunning beach stretches, featuring the most beautiful emerald waters, rock coves, walkways lined with palm trees, fun water sports; from sailing to windsurfing, some great restaurants and cafés and more. When you’ve caught some sun and enjoyed a dip in the water, head to the coastline’s south-eastern tip, to Cape Sounion. Located here is one of the most important attractions in Athens, and a Greek monument that needs to be seen to be believed - the Temple of Poseidon. Honouring the God of the Sea, this ancient attraction draws in tourists from across the globe. If you’ve got the time, stick around to admire the breathtaking sunset!   4. Plaka Picture Credit: www.afar.com Athens’s historic heart, Plaka, is known to make tourists fall in love with the city over and over again. The charming neighbourhood is located just under the Acropolis, and boasts winding cobbled streets, tiny alleys, historical architecture and Roman ruins, a selection of little stores and boutiques, and some of the city’s best restaurants. The picturesque area is generally bustling with tourists and locals alike, thus not only making it a great place for a leisurely stroll and to pick up some lovely souvenirs to take home, but also the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee or a delicious meal, and watch the world go by! While you're here, also visit the iconic Plaka Stairs, as well as the small, yet lovely village of Anafiotika.   5. View from Mount Lycabettus Even if you haven’t got long to spend in Athens, visiting the looming Mount Lycabettus is probably one of the best ways to spend your visit. Standing at a height of 908 feet above sea level, and visible from all over Athens, this is Athens’s best viewpoint, offering sweeping views over the entire city, along with its many note-worthy attractions such as the Acropolis. To get to the top, you can either take the paved walkway, or a more fun option is the funicular railway. We highly recommend walking if the weather isn’t too hot, as you can do so at your own pace, admiring the surroundings and fabulous view all the way to the top. Don’t forget to take along some water, as the climb can get a little tiring, but at the end of the day, it’s definitely worth it. Once you reach the top of the hill, you can enjoy the views while having a snack or drink at the café, and if you’re visiting during sunset hours, make sure you stay back and watch the sun disappear over the city!   6. Modern, yet Ancient! Picture Credit: whyathens.com Athens’s electric vibe is indescribable. The city may seem modern in certain aspects, but its ancient surroundings only contribute more to its charming character and appeal. The city is a mixture of new and old, but its soul has managed to remain the same as it once was. In most major tourist areas, a lot of the buildings and architecture - apart from the ruins and monuments of course - are relatively new, there are however, neighbourhoods in the city that are the perfect examples of the melting pot of architectures that Athens truly is. You’ll find Starbucks’s next to quaint, old coffee shops and hotels next to delightful taverns. One fact that we absolutely loved learning was that, there are still numerous undiscovered historical sites in the city!   7. It won’t break the bank One trip to Athens and you’ll definitely be going back real soon! For the destination not just offers some incredible things to see and do, but is also quite affordable in comparison to some other popular cities in Europe, such as Rome and Paris. A wallet-friendly trip to Athens is most certainly possible, without having to sacrifice much on comfort, thus making it the ideal option for budget travellers. Affordable food options are aplenty, no matter where in the city you are. And remember, just because the food is cheap, doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste great and won’t be satisfying enough! For a small amount, you can eat all the delicious gyros and souvlakis you want! Even more high-end restaurants aren’t as pricey as you would expect, so treat yourself to a posh meal or two while there! Accommodation in Athens is also affordable, especially if you choose a spot that’s a bit away from the touristy areas, and here’s what makes it even more appealing; there are plenty of free and affordable attractions you can explore in the city too. In our opinion, not many other European destinations cater to budget-friendly travel like Athens does! Book a Halal Trip with us!  ...

  • 7 Best Romantic Destinations in Greece

    The country of Greece is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to honeymoons and romantic vacations, and there's a good reason for it! This magical country perfectly marries the old world charm of unique architecture and culture with modern villas, infinity pools, and more. There is also an abundance of beautiful nature to explore, from hillsides and mountains, to sparkling beaches and rocky cliffs, you can surely appreciate the amazing creations of God as you travel with your partner in life. What's more, you get plenty of great food to eat, and there's definitely no shortage of picture-perfect sunsets! More on Greece Check out our Greece city guides Find Attractions near you in Greece Find Mosques near you in Greece Find Halal Restaurants near you in Greece Go on a Halal Trip with us! There are so many choices to pick from when it comes to romantic destinations in Greece, but we've shortened the list for you. Here are some of the most romantic places in Greece, and the best islands for couples:   1. Athens The capital city of Athens is one of the best places for a Halal trip to Greece. With the largest concentration of Muslims in the country, it is the best place to find the most Muslim-friendly facilities in Greece. But that's not the only reason why you should pick Athens as a romantic vacation - there's plenty for you and your loved one to do there, like exploring the city's most historic and iconic sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora of Athens, and more. You can also enjoy delicious seafood, bargain at the Monastiriki Flea Market, stroll through old neighborhoods like Plaka, lounge in a Turkish Hammam, watch the Presidential Guard Ceremony at Syntagama Square, enjoy incredible views and beaches - you get the picture! You can even take a scooter tour of a part of the city!   2. Nafplio (Peloponnese) If you and your soul mate are in the mood for something much more relaxed, the town of Nafplio might be the ideal location for you. The best thing to do here is rent a small boat and set sail for the water castle of Bourtzi. The wind, the water, and the two of you in the middle of the sea with nothing to distract you both sure sounds romantic to us! You could also visit the traditional taverns, take romantic evening walks on the waterfront, stroll through the cobblestone alleys, pick up quirky souvenirs at the gift shops, and visit Glykos Peirasmos for the best baklava, Turkish delight, and honey-walnut cake!   3. Santorini One of the best romantic locations in Greece is Santorini. This city is best known for its iconic whitewashed buildings that make up its unique architecture, but there is plenty more for you to do on your trip here. And, there's no denying that the sunsets are gorgeous! The rocky cliffs and the aforementioned architecture makes for great photos, which is maybe why there are so many weddings and honeymoons taking place here at all times. Visit the museums and archaeological sites, take a hike from Fira to Oia, descend 300 steps to Amoudi Bay, or soak in the sun and swim at the Red Beach and Kamari Beach.   4. Crete Not everyone is the type to want to relax and laze around, if you and your partner are looking for much more exciting honeymoon destinations in Greece, then Crete might be the perfect place for you. Crete is one of the more happening places in the country, while still maintaining its own charm. You can explore the city's many historic and cultural old town districts, especially the Chania Old Town. Visit the Venetian Fortezza, the Cretaquarium, Elafonisi beach, the Samaria Gorge, the Psychro Cave, or take the overnight ferry to Crete. In Chania, Crete's most popular city, you can explore Firka Fortress and museums, take an Ottoman steam bath, see the former Byzantine wall, visit endangered Cretan mountain goats at the Municipal Garden, shop for leather goods in Skrydlof Street, and so much more!   5. Milos Beaches, beaches, and more beaches... 80 to be precise! If the two of you are beach-lovers, then we'd say definitely put Milos at the top of your list, because it is a lovely place to visit in Greece. Among all those beaches, the one that deserves the most recognition is Kleftiko. Clear, turquoise waters, sheer cliffs, sharp white rocks, mysterious caves and catacombs, dormant volcanoes... what more could you want? Among the other things to do here, you can dive the rocky caves, capture photos of the “syrmata” (tiny colorful houses by the seafront used by fisherman), visit the Catacombs of Trypiti, explore museums, eat delicious food, and rent a boat to take you through the island.   6. Pelion Located in Thessaly in central Greece, Mt. Pelion is one of the more unique honeymoon destinations for couples in Greece. It is also a lovely place to visit in Greece regardless of the season, because here you can find mountains, sun, sea, and even snow! Explore the traditional villages of Pelion, its cobbled streets lined with timbered houses that have slate roofs and scenic balconies. Go hiking, horseback riding, sea kayaking, rafting, or take The Little Train of Pelion, a centuries old train that runs 29 kilometers between Lehonia and Miles that will take you through forests and bridges. Eat good food, and shop for traditional jams and preserves that the place is known for. Pelion is also known for its Plane trees, and a 1,000 year-old one even still stands in the village of Tsagarada!   7. Kefalonia Kefalonia is another great place to travel in Greece, with a lot of exciting opportunities and adventures. As one of the largest islands in Greece, it is full of natural beauty including gorgeous mountains, caves, beaches, and natural harbours. Here, you can explore the abandoned earthquake villages, watch wild horses run free in Mt. Ainos, visit Melissani Cave surrounded by a gorgeous blue lake, and go fishing in Assos. As for beaches, some of the most beautiful are Trapezaki beach, and Myrtos beach (considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Greece). More on Greece Check out our Greece city guides Find Attractions near you in Greece Find Mosques near you in Greece Find Halal Restaurants near you in Greece Go on a Halal Trip with us!...



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