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Ancient Agora in Athens


Ancient Agora in Athens
Ancient Agora in Athens

The Agora was essentially the urban heart of ancient Athens. It was the focal point of political, legal, philosophical and commercial activities, as well as an area in which important religious sites were located. Although best known for its monuments of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, evidence for human activity in the area dates back to the Late Neolithic period. It continued to be an important area in the life of the city throughout Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and into the Early Modern period. There is no doubt that the excavation conducted by the American School of Classical Studies of this important site has provided us with one of our best windows into the lives of the individuals who inhabited Athens in the past. We shall be introduced to these individuals by Dr. Stavros Paspalas, and shall also visit the newly opened gallery on the first floor of the Stoa of Attalos.


We shall meet at 11:30 am at the entrance to the site by the church of Aghios Philippos on Adrianou Street. (Closest Metro Station: Monastiraki)

After the tour we have arranged our New Year’s lunch (with a Vassilopitta, of course) at the taverna “Oineas” (Aisopou 9, Psyrri), with its wonderful retro decor. Those of you who joined us last year will recall our very successful lunch at this same taverna and we look forward to an equally enjoyable time this year. We shall meet at the taverna, a short walk from the Agora, at 1:30–1:45. We do hope that you can join us, and partake in some post-holiday cheer.

Sunday February 10 2013

Places are strictly limited and Members plus one guest will be given priority

Ancient Agora Tour & Lunch:

Members: 25 Euros Guests: 30 Euros

Cost Agora tour alone Members: 10 Euros Guests: 15 Euros

Cost Lunch Alone Members: 20 Euros Guests: 24 Euros

PLEASE NOTE: All those who wish to attned the tour and/or lunch should register no later then the morning of Tuesday 5 February so that our restaurant booking can be confirmed.

You may pay on the day but PLEASE CALL us on 210 924 3256 to BOOK.


By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!