This was the political, commercial and social hub of everyday Athenian life. The archaeological site contains the ruins of a variety of ancient buildings.
This was a gathering point whether it was for business, shopping, politics, or just a chat. As you wander around it, you will see a variety of different buildings from temples – such as one dedicated to Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths – to a handful of stoas (shopping centres), and even a bouleuterion (assembly house). The Agora was the hub of Athenian daily life. You can also visit the Agora’s museum in the Stoa of Attalos, and admire objects from the site like sculptures, coins, and even toys.