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Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Athens, GR
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Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Athens, GR
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Experience the heart of Athenian democracy with a skip-the-line ticket to the Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the ruins of the Agora, where legendary figures like Pericles and Socrates once walked. Marvel at the incredibly preserved temple of Hephaistos, a testament to ancient architectural brilliance. The site boasts remarkable natural beauty, with the imposing Acropolis casting its shadow. Wander along the Panathenaic Way, the processional road used for the grand Panathenaic festival. Visit the Temple of Hephaestus and learn about the dual worship of the god Hephaestus and goddess Athena Ergani. Discover the Church of the Holy Apostles of Solakis, a Byzantine gem that showcases stunning frescoes. Finally, explore the Museum of the Ancient Agora, housed in the restored Stoa of Attalos, and witness archaeological treasures from various periods. Unlock the secrets of Athens' past and transport yourself to a time of political power and cultural marvels.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Explore the ancient ruins of the Agora
  • Visit the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus
  • Discover the beautiful Church of the Holy Apostles
  • Immerse yourself in the history at the Museum of the Ancient Agora
  • Skip-the-line and save time for more sightseeing
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Admission ticket to Ancient Agora archaeological site
  • Admission ticket to Ancient Agora museum
  • Service fee

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in the ancient history and rich cultural heritage of Athens with the Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket. This captivating tour takes you back in time to the heart of Athenian democracy, where the city's most important political functions were exercised. Follow in the footsteps of great historical figures like Pericles and Socrates as you explore the ruins of the ancient Agora, admire the exceptionally well-preserved Temple of Hephaistos, and visit the restored Stoa of Attalos. With its breathtaking natural beauty and historical significance, this tour is a must for history buffs and those seeking a deeper understanding of the foundations of Western civilization.

What to expect?

With the Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket, you can expect an immersive journey through time, allowing you to witness the architectural marvels and cultural treasures of ancient Athens. This tour offers a total duration of 120 minutes, taking you on a captivating exploration of the ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaistos, and the Museum of the Ancient Agora. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins, learn about the historical significance of each site, and gain a deeper appreciation for the ancient Greek civilization.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and curious travelers who want to discover the true essence of ancient Athens. Whether you are a scholar or simply someone with a passion for history, this tour will transport you back to the golden age of Athenian democracy. It is also ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers of all ages who want to delve into the rich cultural heritage of Greece and gain a deeper understanding of the birthplace of Western civilization.

Why book this?

Book the Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket for an unforgettable journey through time. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Agora, witness the remarkable Temple of Hephaistos, and delve into the treasures of the Museum of the Ancient Agora. By booking this tour, you'll skip the long lines and make the most of your time in Athens. Immerse yourself in the ancient world and gain a deeper understanding of the roots of Western civilization with this unforgettable experience.

Good to know

When visiting the Ancient Agora of Athens, it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views and architectural marvels. The tour includes a visit to the Museum of the Ancient Agora, where you can delve deeper into the archaeological treasures of the area. The tour lasts for approximately 120 minutes and is led by knowledgeable guides who will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of each site. Take advantage of the skip-the-line ticket to save time and make the most of your visit to this iconic Athenian attraction.

Reviews

Visitors who have experienced the Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum tour have been captivated by its historical significance and architectural beauty. They have praised the well-preserved ruins, the informative guides, and the overall immersive experience. One reviewer described the tour as a "journey through time," while another appreciated the skip-the-line feature, allowing them to make the most of their visit without wasting time in queues. Overall, visitors have expressed a sense of awe and appreciation for the ancient history and cultural heritage of Athens that this tour provided. If you're looking for an enriching and memorable experience, the Ancient Agora of Athens Site & Museum tour is not to be missed.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Athens is a flat area defined by the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis and the hill of Areopagus in the south and the hill of Kolonos Agoraios in the west. It is traversed by one of the most important ancient roads, the Panathenaic Way, which led to the Acropolis from the main gate of the city, the Dipylon Gate. This road served as the processional way for the great parade of the Panathenaic festival, which was held to honour the city patron goddess Athena.

Temple of Hephaestus

On top of Agoraios Kolonos hill, stands the temple of Hephaestus, broadly known as Thisio. It is one of the best preserved ancient temples, partly because it was transformed into a Christian church. According to the traveller and geographer Pausanias (1, 14, 5-6), two deities were jointly worshipped in the temple: god Hephaestus, protector of all metallurgists, and goddess Athena Ergani, protecting all potters and the cottage industries. The identification of this temple as ?Hephaesteion? (location of worship of the god Hephaestus) was ascertained by the excavations and investigations that brought to light metallurgy workshops on the wider area of the hill, thus outshining earlier opinions presuming that Theseus, Hercules or Aris (Mars) were the deities worshipped there. The temple was probably erected between 460 and 420 BC by a yet unknown architect, to whom, however, are attributed other temples of similar structure in the Attica region

Church of the Holy Apostles

The Church of the Holy Apostles of Solakis was built shortly before 1000 AD. and was partially based on a Nymphaeum of the 2nd c. A.D. It was the center of a Byzantine quarter that developed in the area. The original floor plan of the temple was cruciform inscribed, with arches on the four sides and a narthex on the west side. The dome was supported by four columns. The Holy Altar and the floor of the temple were marble. The exterior masonry preserves elaborate ceramic ornaments of horizontal serrated bands and "Kufic" designs which owe their name to the Arabic script developed in the city of Kufa. Four construction phases can be found in the building, as over the years the temple was repaired and expanded several times. It is the only medieval monument that survives in the area of ​​the Athenian Agora. It was restored to its original form in the years 1954 - 1957. The few surviving frescoes in the central aisle of the church date from the 17th century.

Museum of the Ancient Agora

The Museum of the Ancient Agora is housed in the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos, originally erected during the 2nd cent. BC as a gift of the king of Pergamon, Attalos II, to Athens. The exhibition in the Museum gallery holds archaeological finds coming from the systematic excavations of the American School of Classical Studies in the area and dated from the Neolithic to the Post-byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Reviews

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4 (13)

775desireea

Tickets were emailed to us. Very easy to get in with those. Big area to walk around and explore. Structures were impressive and so was the museum.

Praveen_A

Received the e ticket from Viator a day before the tour with information about the entrance to the Agora. The tickets also gives access to the Agora museum.

417brettg

So the tour company never sent ticket. When we told them they just cancelled. So we just went on our own

C2221GOkimberlym

A must see site in Athens. Close to the Acropolis on a large uncrowded site. Lovely, peaceful garden walk.

Oyin_O

The view from the Temple of Hephaestus was amazing. Its is definitely well worth the visit along with the artefacts in the small museum.

Ingrid_S

Take a map, read the boards and step back into time. Walk in the same footsteps as the ancient greek. Look at the same pilars and smell the same air. If you love history, this is something you simply cannot miss.

Thomas_L

These tix worked PERFECTLY! We scanned them in the ancient agora and were the only people down there the whole time! So cool! Then we rescanned and visited the museum. Easy peasy! I would almost recommend doing this before the acropolis because it really gives you context!

sfstagewalker

Never got the email with my ticket link, and once I got there I tried to show my confirmation email the person at the entrance didn't know anything about TripAdvisor and insisted that I pay the standard entrance, so I paid twice. That said, the grounds are lovely, and the museum is nice. The other irony is that there was no line to skip in the first place! And I was denied in my request for a refund from Trip Advisor.

H1530ORmatthewl

Wonderful to walk through a site of such importance to the development of democracy. The history also highlights the fragility of democracy.

Ann B

It was an excellent tour, and the tour guide was wonderful. The tour was very well organized. I would highly recommend it.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-18 10:58