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Agora of Athens
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
$80.53 per adult
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fun!
our guide Marika was great. Fun information about the myths. You do have to pay 30euro per person for entrance fees (not included in your coat) so just keep that in mind for your budget.
Alexandra_F, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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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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Wonderful Tour
Linda_R, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
We had this tour a few days ago when we were in Athens and absolutely loved it. Natalia was our tour guide and she was very professional, personable and new all the mythological information we were looking for. I would definitely recommend this tour!!
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Great tour!
Kayla_D, Sep 2021
Athens Scenic Bike Tour
Everything was wonderful. Our guide was friendly and fun, and the entire tour was a quick and interesting way to see more of the city!
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Fabulous way to see so much of Athens
Susan_G, Sep 2021
Athens Scenic Bike Tour
Dimitrius did a great job navigating the city with minimal traffic interference. Many great scenic stops and info. along the way. Loved biking through cute neighborhoods including ice cream stop. Really nice way to see all the sights and get to know fellow travelers.
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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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fun!
Alexandra_F, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
our guide Marika was great. Fun information about the myths. You do have to pay 30euro per person for entrance fees (not included in your coat) so just keep that in mind for your budget.
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Sites Through the lens of Ancient Greeks
Gkmuns, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
If you love mythology and history, I highly recommend this tour. Everything was paced nicely so it didn’t feel too overwhelming. Wear good shoes and enjoy the sites looking through the lens of ancient Greeks.
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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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Best way to explore Athens
Jessica_S, Sep 2021
Athens Scenic Bike Tour
Everything about the tour was magical. We saw all the “must see” sites in three hours. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny, and made the experience memorable. I take bike tours whenever I travel, and this one was by far the best. 1000 stars.
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Incredible Day
Jonathan_A, Sep 2021
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
Amazing experience. Best way to spend a day and see the city. The guide, Kostas, was absolutely incredible. He was knowledgeable, engaging, entertaining - everything you would want out of the experience.

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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