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 (187)

peacemaker453354 (No… on August 2, 2012

well preserved ancient architecture...good shot..L-129 + F-27...best regards..Johnnie..

Paulo Bretas on August 4, 2012

Wow, linda arquitetura, bela foto!

Saudações do Brasil


majasa on August 6, 2012

Great shot of this beautiful building!



Julia Oblak on August 6, 2012

Wunderschönes Foto, gefällt mir. Liebe Grüße Julia

spyros72 on August 7, 2012

Καταπληκτική προοπτική!!!!!!!! Αρέσει.

Valentine Verchenko on August 7, 2012


This building is impressive.

FAVORITES + LIKE! Friendly greetings from Russia. Valentine

Mojzer László on August 7, 2012

Hi Thanasis! This picture is very good. Greetings: Laci L+F

Stathis Chionidis on August 7, 2012

Ομορφη η βολτα σου στην Αθηνα Θαναση,Χαιρετισμους ΣτΑ136θης

Lancil8 on August 8, 2012

Great photo of classic constructions!! F + L Best regards from Italy, Lancil8.

Buts Yuri on August 22, 2012

Very nice perspective, LIKE 139!! Best wishes, Yuri.

Jaroslav Klečka on August 27, 2012

Wonderful perspective, well done capture. I Like+Fav it. Best wishes from Czechia, Jaroslav

Jungfrau on September 11, 2012

Kiváló perspektíva.LIKE

Daryl. on September 13, 2012

An incredible old building! well captured! Like,
Best wishes, Daryl

Ovidiu Anca on September 19, 2012

Strong perspective! LIKE. Greetings!

Itallica on September 27, 2012

Nice perspective.

Cheers, tery

Carlos Kist on October 19, 2012

Wonderful shot and building,Like 146 +YS 33.Best wishes.Carlos

Pepino on October 20, 2012

very nice perspective shot, big like 147, greetings, pepino

Javier Mañana on October 21, 2012

Muy buena foto, gracias por compartir. - Saludos desde Uruguay, Javier.

Francisco “Francisco… on October 21, 2012

Beautiful shot IKE

Best greetings from Spain,Francisco

andrew brown on October 27, 2012

Very well composed photo!
Best wishes, András

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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