Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Athens is located northwest of the Acropolis of Athens. In antiquity it was the administrative, social, philosophical, cultural, educational and economic core of the city. During the Classical Period (479 BC - 323 BC) in Ancient Agora several important buildings could be found: the Stoa Poikile, the Stoa Basileios, the Stoa of Zeus Eleutherios, the Temple of Hephaestus, the New Bouleuterion, the Tholos, the South Stoa I, the Mint and the Peristyle Court. Today visitors can witness the Stoa of Attalos, from the Hellenistic Period, Early Roman (323 BC - 86 BC), which has been restored, the church of Agioi Apostoloi which also has been restored, the Temple of Hephaestus or Thisio, which is the best preserved ancient Greek temple, and the western and eastern end of Stoa Poecile.