Roman Agora

sights / Historic

Roman Agora information

Location
Athens , Greece
Address
cnr Pelopida & Eolou, Monastiraki
Telephone
+30 210 324 5220
Getting there
Metro: Monastiraki
Prices
adult/child €2/1, free with Acropolis pass
Opening hours
8.30am-3pm
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The city’s civic centre under Roman rule was moved to this partly excavated site, where you can see the foundations of several structures, including a 1st-century, 68-seat public latrine to the right of the entry, and a propylon (entrance) at the southeastern corner. The well-preserved Gate of Athena Archegetis, flanked by four Doric columns, was erected in the 1st century AD and financed by Julius Caesar. The Fethiye Djami mosque on the northern side of the Agora is one of the city’s few surviving reminders of Ottoman times. Predating the Agora is the fascinating Tower of the Winds.