Athens Stoa of Attalos

Location: Thissio
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

The Stoa of Attalos Museum is an impressive building in the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora in Athens. Originally constructed from 159 BC until 138 BC, this building was donated to the Athenians by Attalus II, king of Pergamus, and his wife, as stated in a sign outside the Stoa. The building had two floors and two lines of marble columns on the ground floor.

The monument is 20 meters wide, 116 meters long and 25 meters high. Its facade on the ground floor has 45 columns of the Doric style externally and 22 columns of the Ionian style internally. The ground floor and the first floor had 21 rooms each, used as shops and study rooms.
In fact, the Stoa of Attalos was the first and largest shopping center of antiquity and became the main meeting point of the Athenians in that period.
It was destroyed during a siege in 267 AD by the Heruli and was restored in 1953-1956 by the American School of Classical Studies to host an archaeological museum.

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More information about the Stoa of Attalos

The Archaeological Museum of the Stoa of Attalos hosts findings that were excavated in the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora.
These findings include marble statues, parts of columns, coins, ceramic vases, items of daily use, reliefs, weapons and other pieces that date from the Neolithic times until the 6th century AD.

In May 2012, the restoration works on the ground floor finished and the museum expanded on both levels.
The giant body state of the god Apollo, the large statue of a female figure (goddess or queen), the water clock (clepsydra) used to measure time in the courthouses, the tomb of a little girl that dates from the Geometric times and a bronze Spartan shield that the Athenians took as a war prize in the Battle of Sfaktiria (425 BC) are all impressive exhibits situated in the museum.

Address: 24 Adrianou Street
Phone: (+30) 210 321 0185

How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Stoa of Attalos from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

On foot: As the Stoa of Attalos Museum is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Monastiraki Square in approximately 2 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is Monastiraki (Green Line and Blue Line). Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Monastiraki". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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