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The Ancient Agora: 5000 years of history in one archaeological site!

Discover the heart of ancient Athens at the old marketplace. Nowhere is the complexity of Athens’ society so well presented as here. Wander around the green archaeological site and discover that the ancient Agora had many functions. Listen to engaging stories about legendary myths and the foundation of democracy. Join the Ancient Agora Tour and dive into the core of Athenian public life!

The ancient Agora was the heart of the city and functioned as the core of public life. Here social, commercial, political and religious practices came together. Experience an ancient shopping mall at the completely reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. Stroll through the stoa and discover the most beautiful objects found on the Agora.

In the fifth century B.C. the Athenians invented democracy. Democracy, from the Greek words demos and kratos, means power to the people. Athenian citizens came together on an empty square in the middle of the Agora in order to vote. Hear how the ancient Athenians organized their politics on the exact spot were democracy got born 2500 years ago!

On top of a small hill stands the best-preserved Doric temple of Greece: the temple of Hephaestus. Hephaestus used to be the god of fire and metal. Enjoy a myth about this ugly god conquering his spot among the gods on Mount Olympus. Before the archaeologists found out that this temple was dedicated to Hephaestus, they thought it was built for someone else. Join the Ancient Agora Tour and learn which Athenian hero decorates the temple of Hephaestus.

Come with us and be delighted by stories about ancient daily life during our Ancient Agora tour in Dutch or German!

Would you like to combine the Ancient Agora with the Acropolis? Good idea! Check out our Acropolis & Ancient Agora Tour.


  • Marvel at the Temple of Hephaestus

  • Wander through the greenest archaeological park in Athens

  • Experience the Stoa of Attalos

  • Discover the ancient democracy


€ 38
+ entrance fees: Nov – Mar: € 5 / Apr – Oct: € 10

Seniors (65+/EU)
€ 38
+ entrance fees: Jan – Dec: € 5

Under 18 (EU)
€ 19
Free entrance

Under 5
Free entrance


   1.5-hour guided tour in Dutch or German
   State-licensed tour guide/ archaeologist
   Skip-the-line entry
   Small group (max. 15 persons)
   Entrance fees
   Hotel pickup and drop-off