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Stoa of Attalos

Visit for free the Stoa of Attalos with your Athen City Pass and save € 30.

Stoa des Attalos in Athen

The Stoa of Attalos is a covered walkway made of Pentelic marble and limestone in the Ancient Agora of Athens. It was built by King Attalos II of Pergamon in the 2nd century BC and It was meant to be a gift to the city of Athens where he had received his education. The stoa stands out from the earlier buildings of the Agora due to its size and more elaborate decoration. Today it serves as the museum of the Ancient Agora.

Opening hours of the Stoa of Attalos

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

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

From April to October when the site is open from 08:00AM to 08:00PM it is the perfect time to wander around the Ancient Agora and see its monuments. Don't miss the chance to visit the museum hosted in the Stoa of Attalos. And of course to admire the building itself with its elaborate architectural style. Even in the winter period when it closes at 03:00PM there's enough time for a memorable visit in the Agora. 

Admission fee for the Stoa of Attalos  

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 Stoa of Attalos

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 Stoa of Attalos

Address:
Adrianou 24
Athens 10555
Greece

+30 2103210185,
+30 210 3214825,
+30 210 3210180 

The Stoa of Attalos is located inside the Ancient Agora 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. 

Directions Stoa of Attalos

Metro line 1 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. We suggest you combine your visit to the Ancient Agora with a walk to the lively Monastiraki and Thisseion areas.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

Special conditions of use:

You can profit from free and priority entrance to the Stoa of Attalos 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 Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa of Attalos is located inside the archeological site of the Ancient Agora under the Acropolis. The Temple of Hephaestos and other interesting monuments are to be seen in the same site. Next to the Ancient Agora is the Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library. 

Architecture and function of the Stoa of Attalos

The stoa was built by the King Attalos II of Pergamon from 159 BC to 138 BC and it was a gift to the city of Athens where he had received his education. A stoa is a covered walkway. Its dimensions are 111 by 20 metres wide and it is made from Pentelic marble and limestone. 

In antiquity it served as commercial centre and meeting place for locals and foreigners. Nowadays it hosts the Museum of the Ancient Agora. The most important of the exhibits are associated with the civic life and the various institutions of the Athenian Democracy.

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