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Head down to the historical flea market that has been taking place since 1910 at Abyssinia Square. Not only can visitors browse through a fascination collection of antiques but the various stalls sell everything under the sun from Nazi uniforms to chandeliers. Jewelry, ceramics, old furnishings, lamps and a lot more can be purchased here. If you are in the mood to shop for antiques or like to collect things, head to Abyssinia Square and browse through the goodies, you never know what surprises the market might throw up.
This lovely traffic-free street, running down the side of the Ancient Agora to the miraculously preserved temple of the Thiseion, is one of the most scenic in Athens. Its handsome line of neoclassical houses, almost all now restaurants and café-bars, looks out over a scene that has hardly changed in centuries, with the slopes of the Acropolis still green with olive trees and shrubs. A great place for a romantic stroll, a drink, or an alfresco lunch. Don't expect the most brilliant food from the tourist establishments along this route, but the views are terrific. - Alex Martin
Built in 1833, it is among the foremost roads of modern Athens. Ermou is also one of the prominent streets in town and one of the top expensive shopping avenues in the continent. A shopper's paradise, you will branded as well as local boutiques that will vie for your attention. It also has many restaurants and bars to explore.
Situated in the Ancient Agora of Athens, this historical monument lies in close proximity to the Metroon. It was a marble stage, with bronze statues of ten national heroes gracing it. These heroes represented the native tribes of Athens. It used to be the major information center of the city, and was a spot where the important announcements were made and legislation were proposed.
Constructed by King of Pergamos, Attalos II In 150 BCE, Stoa of Attalos remained the largest such structure during the antiquity period in Greece. A striking example of Hellenistic architecture, the stoa comprises two levels. The ground level is designed in Doric style while the first floor features Ionic architectural style. Two staircases found at the corners of the structure connect the two floors. During the antiquity period, Stoa of Attalos served as a shopping center and also a venue where people would socialize under its shade during summers.
The Altar of Zeus Agoraios which means “Zeus of the Agora, ” is situated in the Ancient Agora of Athens. Built in 4th Century BCE, this altar has a body of white marble that is nine meters (29.5276 feet) deep and 5.5 meters (18.0446 feet) wide. Discovered in the Ancient Agora during the excavation activities of 1931, this structure revealed the work done by masons that worked in the Augustan era. It was supposedly moved to its current location from the Pnyx, a hill located in central Athens.
Temple of Apollo Patroos is an old dilapidated temple located in the city of Athens. Lying to north- west of the Ancient Agora of Athens and to the south of the Stoa of Zeus, this temple is a symbol of the classical Greek architectural designs. Constructed between 340 to 320 BCE, it highly signifies the Ionic order with its large volutes and pilasters. It has a width of ten meters (32.8084 feet) and a length of 16.5 meters (32.8084 feet). The temple had a cult statue of the God built by the infamous Greek sculptor Euphranor.
The Temple of Aphrodite Urania is situated in the city of Athens. Standing north- west of the Ancient Agora of Athens, this temple was entirely devoted to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess. Urania was a sobriquet for Aphrodite, that signified her as being spiritual and heavenly. The temple had a statue of the goddess made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. There are some ancient stones that still lie on the hill by the train tracks and near Hephaestus' temple.