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Roman Agora, Athens

Roman Agora - Athens, Greece
Roman Agora
Pelopida Street, Athens, Greece 10555Map
+30 210 321 7116(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Plaka
Overview

One of the most interesting sights of Plaka is the Tower of the Winds. This unusual marble tower (which served as a water clock) was built by an astronomer in the first century BCE. On each of its eight sides is a depiction of a directional wind. The tower is part of the Roman marketplaceā€”a large building with a spacious courtyard that was constructed in the first century BCE. It is flanked by two gates east and west of the market. A 15th-century mosque can also be seen on the site.

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Roman Agora General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Metro Line 1: Monastiraki Station
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