Ancient Agora Museum13-02-2013 15:12The restored Stoa of Attalos is the host of the Ancient Agora Museum. The monument dated to 150 B.C and was restored by the American School of Classical studies in 1953.
The museum exhibitions are all related of Athenian Democracy as Agora was the heart of city’s life. You can find objects dated from the 5th to the 2nd centuries B.C like a clepsydra (water clock) which was used in court of law and an ostraca which was used in voting to expel famous politicians such as Aristeideis and Themistoklis.
Inscriptions from the 5th century are also exhibited , among them there is a stele from 336 B.C during the period of Phyrichus archonship when the city voted a new law against tyranny.
You can also have a pretty good idea about the Athenians commercial life from the related exhibitions, the most important are a pair of gold earrings, terracotta shoes, some small terracotta animal toys found in a child’s grave, an ivory jewelry case from a Mycenaean tomb etc.
Some other important exhibits are various ceramic containers from the 6th century AD such as an aryballos ( small flask ) in a form of a knelling athlete (530 BC ), a red figure kylix ( drinking cup ) and a black figure krater by Exekias.
Around the peristyle you can see statues and architectural elements from the 6th century BC, especially impressive are a bronze Nike head, a Nereid statue, a marble female bust, a herm of a sleepy silenus and a marble statue of a winged Nike.
You can visit the museum in 24 Andrianou Str. daily 08:00 – 15:00 on winter season and 08:30 – 19:30 during the summer period.
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Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
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