This is in very good shape and gives one a feeling for the structures of the time. It was also the "science center" of the area.
I loved it here, it was so quiet even though it was surrounded by cafes. The tower itself is lovely, but the story if awesome. The clock was used up until the 1800's. lovely, too often forgotten spot in Athens.
Worth a visit. The frescoes representing a winds around the top of the tower are still well preserved in this area of the Roman Agora. Wait till sunset before you take photographs, it is really stunning. Another tip, it tends to be a quiet and too often ignored part of Athens, buying a combined ticket from there will make you... More
The Tower of the Winds is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower on the agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or "timepiece". The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock, and a wind vane. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources, might have been constructed in the 2nd... More
Not really awe inspiring or breath taking. Read up on it prior to going so you will understand what the figures around the top etched in stone represent. Kind of a forgotten jewel and not on many people's to-do list. Most happen to walk by it and it goes unnoticed.
When we visited this site on the way up to the Acropolis we were the only ones there for most of the time - on a Saturday! Really lovely, with a Byzantine church, the tower and the Roman forum. Also if you buy the joint ticket there you don`t have to queue at Acropolis! Beautiful and peaceful.
This should be a great opportunity to learn about the Roman Agora and the tower of the winds which is worth a visit to see but a lack of information, lack of care for the site and yet another graffiti-ridden area means 20 minutes and it is worth going somewhere better
easy to find, one of the archaeological sites of athens, with beautiful architecture. the site is not very big and there are not much to see so i didnt bother to pay the ticket to enter. took a few pictures from outside and read all the info i need from my travel book.
,in my mind I had Imagined this to be both romantic and interesting and it disappointed on both counts. Would love to have known more and had a chance to get a better sence of the space; perhaps I am simply not being realistic.
One highlight when visiting Athens-down town, the ancient core of the center. In itself not really fascinating, but as a piece of the ancient puzzle it is contributing to the amazing atmosphere of plaka
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