Gate of Athena Archegetis

Gate of Athena Archegetis

The impressive Gate of Athena Archegetis lies on the west side of the Roman Agora. This entrance to the Agora is composed of four Doric columns and was built using Pendelic marble with the rest of the Agora around the 1st Century B.C..

It was constructed thanks to the contributions of Julius Caesar and Augustus and the people of Athens dedicated it to, whom else, their patron goddess Athena (11 B.C.).

The gate to the east was built during approximately the same time period, and was done in the Ionian style out of grey marble from Mount Ymmitos.


Roman Agora of Athens
Hadrian's Library
Gate of Athena Archetis
Tower of Winds (Clock of Andronicus)
More monuments of Roman Agora


▶︎ Acropolis & Parthenon
▶︎ Odeon of Herodes Atticus
▶︎ Theater of Dionysus
▶︎ Ancient Agora & Hephaestus Temple
▶︎ Roman Agora & Hadrian's Library
▶︎ Temple of Olympian Zeus
▶︎ Kerameikos (Ancient Cemetery)
▶︎ Kallimarmaro (Ancient Marble Stadium)
▶︎ Lyceum of Aristotles
▶︎ Academy of Plato
▶︎ Areopagus (Ancient Court)
▶︎ Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
▶︎ Pnyx (Birthplace of Democracy)
▶︎ Monument of Phillopappou
▶︎ Ancient Sights nearby Athens