Varvakeios Agora Building

Varvakeios Agora Building

The Varvakeios Agora, a municipal market, was built by funds of the City of Athens in 1878. It was created thanks to the national benefactor John Varvakis – hence the name - and is the truest indicator of the country's prosperity.

Architect Koumelas, who was also a famous professor at the University of Athens, designed it. In 1884 a fire burned down the barracks of the oldest market of the Ottoman period.

The New Varvakeios Market was completed in 1886 and has since operated continuously.


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