We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on our website at cookies policy[Open in a new window].

Close

Ancient Agora of Classical Athens

A trip to this monument is like traveling back in time and seeing how modern democracy began to emerge.

Add to my guide

Ancient Agora of Classical Athens

Breathe in the past

Part architectural masterpiece, part religious complex. Part stronghold of Classical Athens, part origins of modern society. Depending on how you look at it, the Ancient Agora is the most important monument in the whole city. Found to the west of the Monastiraki district and accessed via Adrianou Street, these ruins are the birthplace of modern democracy. This sacred place hosted countless discussions between citizens to decide the future of the city. Laws, court judgements and forms of government were all debated at the Agora. Since this was a sacred place, no criminals, women or children were allowed at these events. However, it does mark the beginnings of public spaces for public affairs. Divided into three main sections –the Seat of Government, the Sacred Complex and the Market–, it was the nerve centre of the Greek Government.



Your customised guide

Add files to start to configure your guide

Book your flight to Athens
Consult prices and dates

10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

Free download