the Ancient Market neighborhood
Agora Square is situated at the intersection of Aiolou and Adrianou Streets, marking the location of one of the most important ancient landmarks of Athens.
The square is defined by Aiolou Street, the ancient commercial street Adrianou, Kapnikareas Street, leading to the historic church of Kapnikarea on Ermou, and to relatively unknown Kalogrioni Street.
Here, on Agora Square, the visitor can take a rest under the trees with a beverage at of the many cafeterias or have a Greek specialty in one of the surrounding restaurants.
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Private Walking Tour in the Old Town
In the shadow of the Acropolis, past classic temples, Roman monuments, Byzantine churches & through the small streets of the Plaka, this tour combines a walk through the vibrant heart of the old city with regular stops to sample, experience & learn about the many local tastes, traditions & crafts which link the past with the present habits of modern daily life in Greece. Exclusive to your group, a fun, insightful and unique tour which will greatly enrich your experience and discovery of Greece bringing to life its living history & many of its inhabitants along the way. Suitable for families & all ages, with the flexibility to go at your own pace.
The Agora was a central location in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or "assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city. The Ancient Agora of Athens was the best-known example. Agora Square takes its name because of its proximity to the location of both the original and the Roman Agora of ancient Athens.