The Agora was the heart of the ancient Greek city and the public life, the place of the political assemblies and commercial transactions, administration and justice headquarters, religious and spiritual center.
The area was used uninterruptedly through the whole history of the city: from the Neolithic era as a place of dwellings and graves, and since the beginning of the 6th century B.C. in Solon’s era as a public place. Among the most important monuments of the area the Hephaestus Temple- known as Thissio – the best conserved Doric peripteral temple, which began to be built in 499 B.C., the Stoa of Generous Jupiter, which was constructed at the end of the 5th century and was the place where temple Socrates frequented, the small ionic temple of Apollo Patrimonial, where Apollo was worshiped as the founder of the ionic tribe, the Parliament, the Registry, where the state archives were kept, the Altar of the Twelve Gods, witch was a place of immunity and was used as s centre for the measurement of distances, the Conservatory, the Dome- the cyclical buildings , which was the place where the casts of weights and measures necessary to commercial transactions were kept, etc. in order for the whole area to be uncovered, about 400 more recent buildings had to be demolished, in an area approximately 12.000 square meters.
For the archeological sites of Athens (Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Dionysus Theatre, Ceramics, Olympieio, Roman Agora) there is a single ticket.
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