Now that the weather is (hopefully…) getting better,we are planning our next guided tour with our amazing guide Elli out in the open!
We are going to Ancient Agora*, Stoa Attalou**,and Thission on the 9/05.
*The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice.
The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city’s history. It was used as a residential and burial area as early as the Late Neolithic period (3000 B.C.). Early in the 6th century, in the time of Solon, the Agora became a public area.
The Museum of the Ancient Agora is organized in chronological and thematic units that reveal aspects of the public and private life in ancient Athens.
The earliest antiquities, potsherds, vases, terracotta figurines and weapons, dating from the Neolothic , Bronze Age, Iron Age and Geometric period, come from wells and tombs excavated in the area of the Athenian Agora and its environs.
**The Stoa of Attalos was a place for Athenians to meet, walk, and to do business. It was destroyed by the Heruli in A.D. 267, and its members were incorporated into the Late Roman Wall. The restoration, based on studies by the architect Yannis Travlos, was carried out in 1953-1956 by the American School of Classical Studies
text source: Ministry of Culture and Sports
The tour will last about 2 + hrs.
Cost: 10to 15 eurosas always, depending on the number of the participants, and we need at least 10 people for the tour to go.
Please do not cancel the last minute as the more people attend, the less money they will pay.
The entrance tickets to the Ancient Agora is 4 euros, and it’s not included in the price of the guided tour.