The Roman Agora of Thessaloniki is located in the northern part of Aristotelous Square. It was unknown and covered with soil until 1966 when the excavations prior to the erection of the Courthouse of Thessaloniki started. By the time the first ruins were discovered the courthouse project was scrapped and the efforts for the restoration of the unique monumental complex were started instead.
When was constructed the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki?
The researchers agree that the Roman Agora (or Roman Forum) was the central place for the Roman Thessaloniki, as it served as a meeting point and an administration center. It was built between the end of the 2nd AD century and the beginning of the 3rd AD century and architecturally it follows the patterns of the ancient forum of Rome.
What offers a visit to the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki?
Today a visitor of the archaeological site of the Roman Agora has the opportunity to learn more about the usage of the ruins and admire the findings that are displayed at the museum on spot. The hidden galleries, the music school, and the baths are among the localities included in the site.
Apart from welcoming thousands of guests on annual basis, the Agora hosts numerous cultural events such as theatrical and music performances. Furthermore, numerous schools are visiting the archaeological site, while the students have the opportunity to get knowledge by participating in interesting workshops.