The Acropolis is the most famous Athens ancient site and maybe in
Greece. It is also called the "Sacred Rock" and it is the
most important ancient heritage. It has been Athens' main attraction
since the 5th century BC. At the centre, the Parthenon temple stands
proudly over the megalopolis and reminds us all that Athens, despite
its actual appearances, was once one of the greatest civilization
The Acropolis and the white Pentelic marble of the Parthenon's tower
can be seen from almost every part of Athens and it is the ultimate
achievement of the city classical and architectural glory.
The temple is dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
360 animation of the Acropolis
The Ancient Agora (old market in Greek) was the commercial, trade,
administrative and social centre of Athens.
It was a lively place where, during the classical age, many notables
men such as Socrates, Sophocles and Aristotle expressed their thoughts
Even Saint Paul was present in the Agora in 49 AD.
Even if the area is in ruins, still, many things can be visited.
Stoa of Attalos: The Museum of the Agora is housed in the exact reproduction
of the Stoa of Attalos. The museums exhibits finds from the area as
well as a reproduction of the Agora in Antiquity. The original Stoa
was housing expensive shops for wealthy Athenians and was built by
King Attalos II in 159 BC.
|Roman Agora and
Tower of the Wind
The main attraction of the Roman Agora is the tower of the wind. It
was built in the 1st century by a Syrian astronomer call Andronicus.
The Monument is Octagonal made of Pendelic white marble. The monument
was used as a sundial, a weather vane, a water clock and compass.
The monument has the name of "tower of the wind" as it has
relief of figures floating in the air. The tower stands in perfect
shape as it was of great utility for all the conquerors.
Another interesting part of the Roman Agora is the Gate of Athena
Archegetis, made of four Doric columns, which was financed by Julius