An essential visit to learn why the world is how it is today.
The birthplace of democracy
The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens marks the heart and the origins of the city. It is found between the popular Monastiraki neighbourhood and the Acropolis. When walking around these ruins, bear in mind that you're not only seeing the very beginnings of this historic civilisation but also the birthplace of the first democracy in the world. The citizens of Athens would come to this place to debate and decide the laws and governance of the city. These forms of politics are still used today. The Dialogues of Plato, which history tells us took place at the Agora, are known all over the world and their cultural impact throughout the ages is undeniable and incalculable. During the expansion of the city, the Agora was moved to the outskirts of the city. Today, you can get there by taking metro line 1 to the Thissio station.