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Archaeological Sites
The Roman Agora – Hadrian’s Library
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The Roman Agora is located in the district of Plaka and was built in the late 1st century BC with donations of both Julius Caesar and August. During the reign of Emperor Hadrian, additional projects constructed in this architectural complex including the paving of the courtyard of Agora. In the 3rd century AD the Roman Agora fuctioned as the administrative and economic center of Athens. Several years later, in Byzantine and post-Byzantine times the site was occupied by houses, Christian churches and the Fethiye Mosque.

The Hadrian’s Library is located north of the Roman Agora and was built by Roman emperor Hadrian in 130 AD. This magnificent library building was destroyed 140 years later by the invasion of the Heruli. During the Byzantine period, three Christian churches were built on the remains of the Library.

Useful information
Access to the archaeological site is possible from Thission Square next to 'Thission' metro station and also from Adrianou Street next to the metro station 'Monastiraki'. The archaeological site is open to the public from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 3pm. The Ancient Agora Museum is open from 11 to 3 pm every Monday and the rest of the days in accordance to archaeological site ( tel : +30 210 3216690 ).

 
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