The Athenian Agora is the most known ancient agora world-wide. Originally, the Agora was a large square. This space was usually used as a market, for citizen assembliew, theathre performancew, military exercises, or athletic competitions. The central place was surrounded by the public „governmental“ buildings. Private houses disappeared from the Athenian Agora in 6th Century B.C.
The Museum of Ancient Agora is housed in the restaured Stoa of Attalus. A lot of artifactcs and objects found during the excavations are kept here.
Atheninan Agora is a „must see“ tourist destination.
Photos are taken in July, 2008.