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Tower of the Winds

Athina 105, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 5220
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A graceful stone tower dating back to the first century AD.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
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“water clock” (18 reviews)
“roman agora” (11 reviews)
“weather vane” (5 reviews)
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Athina 105, Athens, Greece
Monastiraki
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+30 21 0324 5220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem is best seen at night when it is separa ted from its surroundings.The glancing light helps reveal detail lost in the Athens sun.There is no need to enter its compound the view from the street is fine.

Thank johnsul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting building with wonderful sculptures running around the top. A good explanation is available for you to gain more knowledge about them

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower of the Winds, used to tell time and to predict the weather, was constructed between 100 and 50 B.C. And is still standing. Amazing. Each of the marble building's eight sides faces a point of the compass. Below, on the sides facing the...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Search and read about this place. Then visit it. One of the best sights to visit. It is located in Plaka area.

Thank Pol L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go by you can take a look from outside, but I do not think it is worth to pay to get inside to the Roman Agora.

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is not part of the Ancient Agora, located 500 yards to the West, but was built by the Romans about 150 B.C. which explains why it is still standing. Interesting tidbit is that this building was used by whirling dervishes under Ottoman rule.

Thank differentname
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's great, but only if you know what you're looking at - little in the way of information. But, well worth making the effort.

Thank SRJB_London
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

From the ancient times, as always in Athens. This tower near the ancient Roman Agora is a special sight. It is now possible to see inside also. It has symbols of the compass points.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Old Greek observatory worth visiting on the way to the Acropolis. Always read about the background of each sites before visiting.

Thank MuhammadDudha
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This monument is an ancient weather station, used to tell the time, indicate the present weather conditions, and help forecast the future weather. It consisted of a weather-vane (now gone) to indicate the wind direction, eight sundials, and an interior water clock (not visible from...More

Thank TorontoJK
Nearby
Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
...More
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