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Roman Agora

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The Roman Agora in Athens

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

April - October: 8 AM to 8 PM 

November - March. 8.30 AM to 5 PM 

The Roman Agora is open daily. 

Admission fee for the Roman Agora

The tariff Child / Teen 6-17 years from EU member-states have generally free admission. A free ticket is available at the cash desks. Please note that there may be queues. Please show ID.
The tariff Child / Teen 6-17 years from non-EU member-states: 30 € already charged, Acropolis Combined Ticket is included in your Athens City Pass (attached in e-mail).

Ticket for the Roman Agora

By ordering the Athens City Pass all-inclusive, 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.

Address of the Roman Agora

Aiolou & Pelopida
Athens 10555

+30 210 3245220

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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. 


  • 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 all-inclusive.

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 all-inclusive entitles you to free access to the Roman Agora with priority entrance. Simply, buy it online. 

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