Roman Agora of Thessaloniki

An archaeological site that served as the society heart and the administrative core of the city of Thessaloniki during the Roman period.

The Roman Agora of Thessaloniki is located in the northern part of Aristotelous Square. It was unknown and covered 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.

The researchers agree that the Roman Agora (or Roman Forum) was the central reference place for the city 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.

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 that included in the site that apart from welcoming hundreds of guests, the Agora hosts numerous cultural events as well.

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Last Update: 16 Dec 2020
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address Olimpou 75, Thessaloniki 546 31, Greece
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