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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 Anc...more

Athens, Greece

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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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