Julie & I spent another part of a day in Athens exploring the Ancient Agora. The Agora was the Athens city center, housed the government and contained many temples to the Greek gods.
Here’s a view of the Agora from a hilltop near the Acropolis. The Agora is spread out through all the greenery in the foreground & the modern city of Athens is behind it.
The Temple of Hephaestus/Hephaistos (patron god of metal working) is one of most well-preserved temples.
The entrance of Odeon of Agrippa, which was a concert hall.
Possible location of the Altar of Zeus.
Julie & I in the Agora.
I was amazed by the size of the capital (the top of the column). How did they build using such heavy rock?
A church in the Agora.
On the opposite side of the Agora & Acropolis was the prison of Socrates on Filopappou Hill.
We walked up the hill to see the Monument of Filopappos & got some great views of the Acropolis.