View of Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant at our hotel, Electra Palace.
Temple of Hephaestus at the northwest side of the Agora at Athens. Built about 400 BC, one of the best preserved Greek temples.
View of the Temple of Hephaestus from the Agora.
Temple of Hephaestus.
The Acropolis seen from the Agora.
The Roman emperor Hadrian. He admired Greece and built many temples in Athens.
Monument of the Eponymous Heroes. This podium bore bronze statues of the ten heroes representing the tribes of Athens. Proposed legislation and decrees were posted here.
Gateway to the Bouleuterion. The Boule was a council of 500 men that set the agenda for the ekklesia (the assembly of citizens). There was always someone present at the Bouleterion, in case an emergency such as threat of an attack.
The Tholos (a word used for any round building) was where the Boule (council) met to eat.
The boundary of the Agora, and the House of Simon the cobbler, which may have been where Socrates met with his pupils who were to young to enter the Agora, where entry was not allowed for those who were underage or who had been convicted of certain crimes.
Altar of Zeus Agoraios. This was found in the Agora, but it had been moved from the Pnyx, the rocky hill where the Ekklesia met.
Pillars of the Odeon of Agrippa in the Agora, a concert hall.
The Stoa of Attalos in the Agora, built about 150 BC. Restored in the 20th century, it houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora.