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Athens: Ancient Agora Tour

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Step inside the Ancient Agora of Athens to see the best-preserved Greek temple in the country. Join a guided tour of the site and learn how democracy was born here more than 2,000 years ago.

Highlights

  • Discover the temple best preserved in Greece
  • Be transported back to Ancient Athens as you stroll through the Agora
  • Learn how the democracy was born more than 2000 years ago

Description

This tour of the main centre of Ancient Athens will not leave you indifferent. Among the sights you will see along the visit, they are the remains of Agrippa's Odeon; the ancient Greek Lyceum; the Temple of Hephaestus (the best preserved temple in Greece and the only one to retain most of its roof); the ancient parliament and the meeting place of the city's military leaders; the house of Simon, where the famous philosopher Socrates spent much of his time; and the Heliea, the Supreme Court of Athens which condemned Socrates to death; the Byzantine church of the Holy Apostles; the street of the Panathenaeas (the 'central avenue' of Ancient Athens); and finally the Agora museum, which traces Athenian history from the 9th century BC to the 4th century AD. BC to the 4th century AD, and is housed in the famous reconstructed Stoa of Attalus II. During the tour you will learn about mythology, about the society of Ancient Athens, about the most important historical events that took place in the city and about the political structures of this civilisation so admired by us.

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