Agora Athens - Greece

From the Agora you see the Acropolis from different perspectives.The Agora is towered above by the Temple of Hephaestus, the God of fire and the forge, built around 450 BC. Due to the fact that the temple served over many centuries as a Christian church he was not abused as a quarry and is nearly undamaged.

The Agora formed the centre of the city and was used as place for jurisdiction and trade. She was surrounded on all sides with Stoas containing mainly shops. The Stoa of Attalos – founded by King Attalos II of Pergamon - was rebuilt and serves as a museum.