The heart of ancient Athens
On the way out of the underground station at Theseion the visitor comes face to face with the temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved ancient temple in Greece. It is situated on the top of a small hill that dominates the space of the ancient Agora, the heart of the city at the time of Pericles and Socrates. A landmark in the Agora area is the building of the Stoa of Attalos, which today hosts the Agora Museum. After a tour around the ancient Agora, there is the option of an interesting wander around Athens' bric-a-brac shops on Avissinias Square, just opposite the entrance to the Agora.
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