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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“water clock” (25 reviews)
“roman agora” (12 reviews)
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Athina 105, Athens, Greece
Omonia
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+30 21 0324 5220
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"water clock"
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"roman agora"
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"weather station"
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"weather vane"
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"ancient clock"
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"interesting building"
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"century bc"
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"pentelic marble"
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"wind direction"
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"wonderful sculptures"
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"hellenistic period"
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"worth a visit"
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"north slope"
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"ancient times"
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"visiting athens"
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"sundials"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An intressting place at plaka area.Is a litlle diamond as you can think what the ancients brilliant Greek minds thought about meteorological staion!Spend some time here,tottaly worths!

Thank Christos O
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

You really need to spend time inside to analyse what you see. If you're careful enough you would be able to notice the remnants of paint on walls. In general quite a unique place to see. Of course, it's not as astonishing as Acropolis, but...More

1  Thank helga0987
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Nice well preserved and maintained small tower at the end of the Roman agora. You can go inside the tower but only into the entrance and round the side, there's no way of going up it.

Thank Tom J
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The Tower of the Winds is a beautiful 12 metre tall octagonal building constructed from Pentelic marble. This 2000 year old monument, built as a timepiece and weather station, included both sundials and a water clock. It’s very well preserved and a must for those...More

1  Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

An interesting looking building that is even more fascinating when you realise it was for measuring time.

Thank KevinRayment
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This small building is located at the back of the Roman Agora site. Water clock remains are still visible and some information is available inside.

Thank stinger008
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is an attractive looking tower next to the Roman Agora. You can get decent pics from outside the fence so there's no need to go into the agora proper. The history of the structure as a clock is quite interesting.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This tower of the winds is really pretty and it’s also situated in a really pretty picturesque area of Athens

Thank Martino B
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Extremely interesting water clock made by a Macedonian scholar during the Hellenistic period. Led to one of the first computers. Now only the outer tower is left, but there is a description of the mechanism.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Designed first as a sundial and weather station with the winds being depicted around the top of the tower in relief. It also worked later as a water clock amongst other tasks. Super building.

Thank SimplyFred
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underground stalls, the square is now mostly
frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The
most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set
off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually
coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a
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