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Ancient Agora

Visit the Ancient Agora of Athen for FREE and save € 30 with the Athen City Pass.

Staette der Antiken Agora in Athen

The Athenian Agora was the centre of political, commercial and social activity in ancient Athens since the 6th century BC until its destruction from a Slavic invasion in 580 AD.

Opening Hours of the Ancient Agora

November to March
Monady to Sunday: 08:00AM–03:00PM 

April to October
Monday to Sunday: 08:00AM–08:00PM 

The Ancient Agora is open daily, even in the winter period from November to March. Visitors of the Greek capital have the chance to wander in its premises and learn about its significance in the public life of ancient Athenians. Especially in the summer period from November to March with the extended opening times, from 08:00AM to 08:00PM it is recommendable to visit the archeological site and the museum housed in the Stoa of Attalos. 

Admission fee for the Ancient Agora

Unified ticket -Full: €30.00
Reduced: €15.00
Minors (under 18 years old) do not need to pay an admission fee.

Valid identity card or passport is needed to confirm the age. 

Ticket for the Ancient Agora

By ordering the Athens City Pass Complete, you have free access to the Ancient Agora. You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package, at home before your trip or you can collect it at our local pickup station, at Athens International Airport. Please, keep in mind that you cannot skip the lines at the security check points, only at the ticket counters.

Address of the Ancient Agora

Address:
Adrianou 24
Athens 10555
Greece

+30 2103210185 

The Ancient Agora is located under the Acropolis in the historical centre of Athens. Adrianou Street where its main entrance is located, is a lively road filled with stores, cafes and restaurants in the famous traditional neighborhood of Plaka. A smaller entrance is to be found at Thisseion Square, another meeting point for locals and tourists alike. We suggest you combine your visit to the Ancient Agora with a walk to the lively Monastiraki and Thisseion areas.

Directions Ancient Agora

Metro line 1 to Thisseion or Monastiraki
Metro line 3 to Monastiraki 
Bus lines 025, 026 or 027 to Monastiraki 

The Ancient Agora is just a short walk from Thisseion or Monastiraki metro stations. The area is a favourite place for locals to spend their afternoon or Sunday morning. There are many shops, restaurants and bars in the vicinity which make them attractive destinations for a day in the city. 

Note: Greek buses do not have an announcement board for the stops. We advise you to ask the driver to notify you when approaching your stop. 

Highlights of the Ancient Agora

Special conditions of use

You can profit from free and priority entrance to the Ancient Agora with the Athens City Pass Complete.

The site is closed on the following days: Jan. 1st, Mar. 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday (Greek Easter), Dec. 25th/26th. 

Special opening times: Jan. 6th 08:00AM–03:00PM, Shrove Monday 08:00AM–03:00PM, Good Friday (Greek Easter) 12:00PM–05:00PM, Holy Saturday (Greek Easter) 08:00AM–03:00PM, Pentecost: 08:00AM–03:00PM, Aug. 15th 08:00AM–03:00PM, Oct. 28th 08:00AM–03:00PM. 

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. 

Nearby the Ancient Agora

The surrounding area is ideal for sightseeing since it was the centre of ancient Athens. The most important attractions are the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Within short walking distance from the Ancient Agora you will find the Roman Agora and Hadrian's Library. A multitude of stores, cafes and restaurants are always within reach. You can visit all of the above with the Athens City Pass. 

History of the Ancient Agora

The site of the Ancient Agora has been inhabited since the Late Neolithic period without interruption. In the early 6th century the Agora became a public area and the first public buildings were then built. After the destruction of the Agora from the Persians in 480/479 BC intense reconstruction took place which continued into the 4th century BC, the Golden Age of Pericles. To this time belong the Tholos, Stoa Poikile, the New Voulefteirion, the Mint and many more. The Agora prospered again in Roman times with the addition of the Odeon and the Temple of Ares. The Slav invasion in the 6th century AD resulted to the abandonment of the area. 

 The Athens City Pass Complete entitles you to free access to the Ancient Agora with priority entrance. Simply, buy it online.