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The Stoa of Attalos in Athens: Explore the cradle of European democracy!

Stoa of Attalos in Athens Exterior view of the Stoa of Attalos Covered colonnade of the portico Aerial view of the Stoa of Attalos


  • Your ticket for the Stoa of Attalos museum is already included in your Athens City Pass.
  • No advance booking is required for this attraction. 
  • The Stoa of Attalos is located on the site of the Ancient Agora below the Acropolis in the historic centre of Athens.
  • Today’s building is a reconstruction and serves as a museum for artefacts found on the Agora.
  • Located on the site of the Ancient Agora – the meeting place of the citizens 

Walk in the footsteps of the free citizens of Athens

Discover artefacts from the first democracy in today’s museum at the Ancient Agora

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The Stoa of Attalos is a covered portico on the site of the Ancient Agora in Athens. The portico was originally built by order of King Attalos II of Pergamon in the 2nd century B.C.

The Stoa of Attalos was built between 159 and 138 BC on the orders of King Attalos II of Pergamon. The corridor, made of Pentelic marble and limestone, stretches 115 metres long and 20 metres wide. In ancient times, it served as a political and secular centre and meeting place for the free citizens of Athens – in contrast to the Acropolis, which was a cult centre. The most important exhibits on display here are linked to public life and various institutions of democracy in Athens.

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Adrianou 24
10555 Athens

Good to know

  • Opening hours
    April – October: 8 am to 8 pm
    November – March: 8 am to 5 pm 
  • Children/young people up to the age of 17 from EU member states are generally admitted free of charge. Please ask the ticket office to issue a free ticket for each child. 
  • The admission ticket for children/young people up to the age of 17 from non-EU countries is already included in the Athens City Pass if you have booked the "Acropolis Combined Ticket". 

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