Greek Folk Art Museum
As of 2015, this superb collection was closed as it began its transition to a new museum site at Adrianou. Once it opens, it will...
The heart of ancient Athens was the Agora, the lively, crowded focal point of administrative, commercial, political and social activity....
To the north of the Roman Agora is this vast 2nd-century-AD library, the largest structure erected by Hadrian. It included a cloistered...
Daytime coffee and snacks, and a night scene with DJs and live music, in this cafe overlooking Plateia Avyssinias.
A landmark cafe sitting virtually over the railway line. Its tables sit under a huge plane tree and give it a traditional village feel....
Agora Museum information
The Agora Museum, in the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos, is a good place to start to make sense of the Ancient Agora site. The museum has a model of the Agora as well as a collection of finds from the site. The magnificent Stoa of Attalos is a two-storied stoa (covered walkway or portico), built by King Attalos II of Pergamum (159–138 BC). It served as the first-ever shopping arcade. It has 45 Doric columns on the ground floor and Ionic columns on the upper. Originally, its facade was painted red and blue. People gathered here every four years to watch the Panathenaic Procession.