A walk in Athens - Stoa of Attalos

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The Stoa of Attalos is the archaeological site of Ancient Agora of Athens. Built around 150 BC by Attalos II, King of Pergamon, as stated in an inscription outside the colonnade, which survived and writes "ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΑΤΤΑΛΟΣ ΑΤΤΑΛΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΑΠΟΛΩΝΙΔΟΣ" was donated by Attalos to Athens and whose was the longest roofed edifice of an independent, also the largest in Greece in ancient times. The construction of the Lodge began in 159 BC and ended after 11 years, 138 BC. The restoration of the Stoa of Attalos was made in 1953-1956 by the American School of Classical Studies, to accommodate the Museum Market. It is a two storey building with 116 meters length and width of 19.4 meters. It is a building with Doric columns and Ionic and parts built in Pergamum. The Stoa of Attalos was, if not the first, one of the first and largest "shopping malls" (in the modern sense) in antiquity.

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Comments (191)

silvio madeddu on July 1, 2012

Grazie per la tua visita !

Dworzanski.Gryfino on July 1, 2012

Wonderful place . Beautiful view .


Greetings, Michał.

KWO Tsoumenis on July 1, 2012

Διαχρονική κλασική ομορφιά, Θανάση!


Καλή Κυριακή :-)

SD34 on July 1, 2012

Beautiful photo.☆☆YSL!☆☆Best wishes from JPN,SD34

NFerenc4 on July 1, 2012

Amazing old building! Very nice! L Good luck with the contest! Greetings, Ferenc

nino evola on July 1, 2012

Nice photo, great capture!


A dear greetings from italy


Mehmet baş on July 1, 2012

Perfect shot and knowledge you gave by editing! Like+Favorite! Warm regards.

Giannis Korilis on July 1, 2012

πολύ εντυπωσιακό με ωραία σύνθεση και φως!...L+F...pappous

K. Peters on July 1, 2012

Hallo Thanasis!

Wundervolles Foto! Tolle Perspektive!

Like 30 + Favorit 8

Grüße aus Berlin!


ANGEL, EL ALFA III on July 1, 2012

Preciosa foto, me gusta. Like. Saludos desde Madrid, España

Dora on July 1, 2012

Bona perspectiva like Salutacions! :)

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 1, 2012

Υπεροχη ληψη Θαναση,Α&Α Χαιρετισμους,Γιωργος

zaro1965 on July 1, 2012

Wonderful composition, Like35!

Greetings from Bulgaria, Zaro

annaclub on July 1, 2012

Wonderful picture and prospective! -lk- Ciao, Anna

Filippo Bilotti on July 2, 2012


Esta foto me gusta,LIKE37.Una gran imagen, con una bella perspectiva, una buena manera de ver tan magñificos monumentos..........

Saludos desde Caracas.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on July 2, 2012

Good shot and very interesting explanation--like--AnaM

Melsen Felipe on July 2, 2012

Estupenda imagen y color de este agradable lugar, L

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Oleg Timofeev on July 2, 2012

It`s very beautiful photo and place - LIKE! Kind regards, Oleg from Pskov

Ovidiu Anca on July 2, 2012

Beautiful building! LIKE.

maxou sériolekiller on July 2, 2012

Very beautiful capture !

♥ LIKE ♥ + Favorite

greetings from Corsica...->maxou

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  • Uploaded on June 30, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33
    • Taken on 2012/06/26 18:50:00