Ancient Agora
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  • Sundayshoes
    Bath, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful ruins inhabited by a collection of cats, doves and reptiles. The altar of Dionysus in the south section is definitely worth the few minutes walk. Unfortunately locals and tourists alike use these wonderful places as rubbish bins, so maybe bring a litter picker. I’m not sure if guided tours are available but i would definitely pay for one if i went again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Rebecca Sparkles
    139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History lovers will be in their element
    I really was in my element here and I could have spent another hour walking around were it not for the heat! ☀️ 💦 The ruins were beautiful and I love the way they’re generally left without railings/chains etc and tourists are trusted to use their common sense so the feel is more authentic. There were signs dotted about but they were very old and I still couldn’t make sense of what was what when I was looking at the arial image of the agora. I would have really appreciated more info. But do you know what, for free, I can’t really complain! It’s a must see
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 2023
  • LilBird80
    Kings Langley, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful site full of history
    Once you find an entrance, you can roam free among the beautiful stones as you see fit! The information signs around the site are good but difficult to read as they have been bleached in the sun, these could do with updating. As the area is unattended, there is some litter & graffiti in places, which is a shame but I have seen areas like this in a lot worse states elsewhere. That said, I was very happy with my visit. I could spend a full afternoon here, wondering the site, pondering the history around me. With no entrance fee, I may well go back again tomorrow! It obviously is very hot here with no shelter, perhaps wear a hat & take water with you. Also, look out for the local lizards that call the stones home! 🦎😊
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
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Ciarrai2014
County Kildare, Ireland718 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Looked at from a path outside while walking into town. It is impressive and make you wonder what life was like at the time.
Written 18 June 2024
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acar28
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Was really looking forward to visiting this place. I'm not sure if it is because it is the beginning of the season but, like a lot of Kos, we found it to be run down and grubby. We visited twice for the benefit of the doubt but there were no information plaques, completely over run by weeds and no way to explore most of the ruins as the paths were covered in weeds/plants. Such a shame as it looked like it could be great. If this was in the UK it would be pristine. Bin bags and graffiti were on show. Disappointed.
Written 10 April 2024
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LilBird80
Kings Langley, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Once you find an entrance, you can roam free among the beautiful stones as you see fit!

The information signs around the site are good but difficult to read as they have been bleached in the sun, these could do with updating.
As the area is unattended, there is some litter & graffiti in places, which is a shame but I have seen areas like this in a lot worse states elsewhere.

That said, I was very happy with my visit. I could spend a full afternoon here, wondering the site, pondering the history around me. With no entrance fee, I may well go back again tomorrow!

It obviously is very hot here with no shelter, perhaps wear a hat & take water with you.

Also, look out for the local lizards that call the stones home! 🦎😊
Written 28 September 2023
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Rebecca Sparkles
139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I really was in my element here and I could have spent another hour walking around were it not for the heat! ☀️ 💦 The ruins were beautiful and I love the way they’re generally left without railings/chains etc and tourists are trusted to use their common sense so the feel is more authentic. There were signs dotted about but they were very old and I still couldn’t make sense of what was what when I was looking at the arial image of the agora. I would have really appreciated more info. But do you know what, for free, I can’t really complain! It’s a must see
Written 6 July 2023
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Sundayshoes
Bath, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful ruins inhabited by a collection of cats, doves and reptiles. The altar of Dionysus in the south section is definitely worth the few minutes walk. Unfortunately locals and tourists alike use these wonderful places as rubbish bins, so maybe bring a litter picker. I’m not sure if guided tours are available but i would definitely pay for one if i went again.
Written 6 July 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3 979 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a town of many interesting historic areas and this is one of the best ones in my opinion. You get to picture what life was like centuries ago and it is a fascinating insight as to how people lived.

As with most of the historical sites in town it is free to visit and walk around.

The signs tell you the history of the place and I would advise going there early or later to avoid the crowds.
Written 29 May 2023
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Sue B
Preston, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Nice to see such a wealth of history. Site was very run down with poor information and was overgrown in a lot of areas. Shame to see it like this
Written 22 May 2023
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Karen H
Preston, UK392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Free to enter and explore. Information boards around the site but it’s quite run down and difficult to walk round some parts. Had to climb a bit to see the cool structures still standing. Great way to see some history at the edge of the Old Town. Have to use your imagination a bit - but for a freebie it’s nice!
Written 6 October 2022
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Lucyj96
Chesterfield, UK219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
The ruins were fascinating to look at, with almost intact mosaic floors and structures with some wall tiles too. Some parts were a bit of a trek through over grown bushes to see anything of interest but it was awesome to learn a bit of history about Kos and its Roman roots. Then the earthquake that destroyed the site then what remained of it.

However, there was a lot of glass on the paths which made walking quite dangerous depending on footwear. Upon our visit we also found used underwear and lots of litter which is sad in a place of historical significance. Also some parts were only accessible via stairs which isn't good for people in wheelchairs.

It was free though and I couldnt expect more or less. Recommend for people to check out.
Written 26 August 2022
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ANDREA P
Wolverhampton, UK164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It's free so go have a look. If your in to history there are information boards around. As expected it's very uneven so it's not easy for everyone to get round. Take a drink. Well worth a look. Located in the old town.
Written 18 August 2022
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