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Roman Agora

Explore the Roman Agora with your Athens City Pass and save € 30.

Die Roemische Agora in Athen

The central market and gathering place during the period of Roman rule is called the Roman Agora. It is a rectangular square surrounded by arcades. Today its visitors can see the remains of the market and the octagonal Tower of the Winds that previously functioned as a clock and weather centre. 

Opening hours of the Roman Agora

Monday to Sunday: 08:00AM–03:00PM

The Roman Agora is open daily from 08:00AM to 03:00PM. Since it has not yet been fully excavated the opening hours provide sufficient time for a satisfying visit to its premises.  

Admission fee for the Roman Agora

Unified ticket -Full: €30
Reduced: €15
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 Roman Agora

By ordering the Athens City Pass Complete, you have free access to the Roman Agora. You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package, at home before your trip or you can pick it up at our local pickup station, at Athens International Airport.

Address of the Roman Agora

Address:
Aiolou & Pelopida
Athens 10555
Greece

+30 210 3245220

The Roman Agora is located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Athens, Plaka. Plaka lies under the Acropolis and it is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city. Its main characteristics are the neoclassical buildings and the labyrinthine streets. Plaka is built on top of the residential area of ancient Athens. Today it is home to many restaurants, stores, bars and cafes. 

Directions Roman Agora

Metro line 1 to Thisseion or Monastiraki
Metro line 2 to Acropolis
Metro line 3 to Monastiraki 

It is easy to reach the Roman Agora due to its proximity to metro stations. The area is a favourite place for locals to spend their afternoon or Sunday morning. We suggest you combine your visit to the Roman Agora with a walk to the bustling Monastiraki and Thisseion areas or to the historic neighborhood of Plaka. There are many shops, restaurants and bars in the vicinity which make them attractive destinations for a day in the city. 

Highlights

  • The Tower of the Winds, a marble clock tower
  • Close to the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis
  • Located in the traditional neighborhood of Plaka
  • Free entrance with the Athens City Pass

Special conditions of use

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

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

Special opening times: Good Friday (Greek Easter) 12:00PM–03:00PM.

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. 

Nearby the Roman Agora

The Roman Agora is surrounded by many important archeological sites like the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis. Hadrian’s Library and the Stoa of Attalos are just a 5 minute walk from the Roman Agora.

Buildings of the Roman Agora

The most famous building of the Roman Agora is the Tower of the Winds. It is an octagonal clocktower made from Pentelic marble. It features a combination of sundials, a water clock and a wind vane. The exact date of its construction is not known: Presumably it was built around 50BC or even earlier in the 2nd century BC. The Roman Agora has still not been fully excavated. 

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