Stoa of Attalus

Stoa of Attalus

The Stoa of Attalus was constructed by the King of Pergamon Attalus the 2nd near 150 B.C. It was an impressive, two stories and was a place for gathering of crowds to watch the Panathenaic procession go by in the front.

It was discovered by the excavations of the Archaeological Society between 1859 and 1902. From 1953-56, it was restored and reconstructed by the American Archaeological School. In 1957, the Greek government took over the management and security of the Museum and the archaeological landscape.

The Museum of the Ancient Agora rests in the restored Stoa of Attalus. Its characteristic trait are the exhibits that have a direct relation to the function of the Democratic regime of the Athenians – given that the Agora was the heart of public life and makes for an excellent place to start oneʼs tour of the entire area of the Ancient Agora.


Ancient Agora of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus
Stoa of Attalus
Museum of Ancient Agora
More monuments of Ancient 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