Roman Agora & Tower of the Winds
Th entrance to the Roman Agora is through the well-preserved Gate of Athena Archegetis , which is flanked by four Doric columns. It was...
Tower of the Winds
The well-preserved Tower of the Winds was built in the 1st century BC by a Syrian astronomer named Andronicus. The octagonal monument of...
Museum of Greek Popular Instruments
More than 1200 folk instruments dating from the 18th century are exhibited over three floors, with headphones for visitors to listen to...
Popular full-sized stage and dance floor; in summer, there’s more sedate live music on the terrace.
This age-old Plaka taverna, with an antiquated menu in several badly translated languages, sits in a pleasant village-style square away...
Roman Agora information
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.