The Roman Forum & the Library of Hadrian

Two of the largest monuments dating from the Roman era can be found north of the Acropolis and east of the Ancient Agora, in the district of Plaka, in an area of 28,000 sqm. The Roman Forum was the commercial centre of Athens during the Roman times. It was built under the supervision of Roman emperor Augustus (19-11 BC) to house the commercial enterprises of the city. Hadrian's Library, constructed by Hadrian as part of an effort to redesign Athens, in 132 AD, was utilized to accommodate the city’s largest library, state archives and philosophy schools.

Another monument in this site is the Water Clock (Horologion) or Tower of the Winds, with sculpted depictions of wind-related deities and an internal water clock, built in the 1st century BC by Macedonian astronomer Andronikos Kyrhestes. Other monuments include the Vespasianae (public latrines), the Agoranomion and the Fethiye Mosque (Tzami).  A four day pass at a price of €12 (concessions €6), can get you into: the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and its museum, Kerameikos and its museum, the Roman Agora, Acropolis’ North and South slopes and the Temple of Olympian Zeus (not applicable for the Acropolis Museum).

Museum details

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  • Area : Plaka
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  • Website : http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2402
  • Category : Archaelogical site   
    • Transit Routes
    • Stop: ΜΟΝΑΣΤΗΡΑΚΙ (MONΑSTIRΑKI) , Distance: 0.28km
    • Transit Name: 025 Headsign: "ΙΠΠΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ - ΠΡΟΦ. ΔΑΝΙΗΛ" ("IPPOKRΑTOUS - PROF. DΑNIIL")
    • Transit Name: 035 Headsign: "ΑΝΩ ΚΥΨΕΛΗ - ΠΕΤΡΑΛΩΝΑ - ΤΑΥΡΟΣ" ("ΑNO KUPSELI - PETRΑLONΑ - TΑUROS")
    • Transit Name: 227 Headsign: "ΑΝΩ ΠΕΤΡΑΛΩΝΑ - ΑΓ. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΟΣ" ("ΑNO PETRΑLONΑ - ΑG. ΑRTEMIOS")
    • Stop: ΣΤ.ΜΟΝΑΣΤΗΡΑΚΙ (ST.MONΑSTIRΑKI) , Distance: 0.28km
    • Transit Name: Μ1 Headsign: "ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑΣ - ΚΗΦΙΣΙΑ" ("PEIRΑIΑS - KIFISIΑ")
    • Transit Name: Μ3 Headsign: "ΑΙΓΑΛΕΩ - ΔΟΥΚ. ΠΛΑΚΕΝΤΙΑΣ - ΑΕΡΟΔΡΟΜΙΟ" ("ΑIGΑLEO - DOUK. PLΑKENTIΑS - ΑERODROMIO")
    • Stop: ΒΟΡΕΟΥ (ΒOREOU) , Distance: 0.38km
    • Transit Name: 025 Headsign: "ΙΠΠΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ - ΠΡΟΦ. ΔΑΝΙΗΛ" ("IPPOKRΑTOUS - PROF. DΑNIIL")
    • Transit Name: 035 Headsign: "ΑΝΩ ΚΥΨΕΛΗ - ΠΕΤΡΑΛΩΝΑ - ΤΑΥΡΟΣ" ("ΑNO KUPSELI - PETRΑLONΑ - TΑUROS")
    • Transit Name: 227 Headsign: "ΑΝΩ ΠΕΤΡΑΛΩΝΑ - ΑΓ. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΟΣ" ("ΑNO PETRΑLONΑ - ΑG. ΑRTEMIOS")
    • Stop: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΗ (MITROPOLI) , Distance: 0.43km
    • Transit Name: 025 Headsign: "ΙΠΠΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ - ΠΡΟΦ. ΔΑΝΙΗΛ" ("IPPOKRΑTOUS - PROF. DΑNIIL")
    • Stop: ΑΓΟΡΑ (ΑGORΑ) , Distance: 0.58km
    • Transit Name: 035 Headsign: "ΑΝΩ ΚΥΨΕΛΗ - ΠΕΤΡΑΛΩΝΑ - ΤΑΥΡΟΣ" ("ΑNO KUPSELI - PETRΑLONΑ - TΑUROS")
    • Transit Name: 227 Headsign: "ΑΝΩ ΠΕΤΡΑΛΩΝΑ - ΑΓ. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΟΣ" ("ΑNO PETRΑLONΑ - ΑG. ΑRTEMIOS")
    • Transit Name: 025 Headsign: "ΙΠΠΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ - ΠΡΟΦ. ΔΑΝΙΗΛ" ("IPPOKRΑTOUS - PROF. DΑNIIL")
    • Stop: ΕΡΕΧΘΕΙΟΥ (EREHTHEIOU) , Distance: 0.59km
    • Transit Name: 230 Headsign: "ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΗ - ΖΩΓΡΑΦΟΥ" ("ΑKROPOLI - ZOGRΑFOU")
    • Stop: ΑΦΕΤΗΡΙΑ (ΑFETIRIΑ) , Distance: 0.61km
    • Transit Name: 230 Headsign: "ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΗ - ΖΩΓΡΑΦΟΥ" ("ΑKROPOLI - ZOGRΑFOU")
    • Stop: ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΟΥ (EURIPIDOU) , Distance: 0.63km
    • Transit Name: 025 Headsign: "ΙΠΠΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ - ΠΡΟΦ. ΔΑΝΙΗΛ" ("IPPOKRΑTOUS - PROF. DΑNIIL")

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