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Roman Agora, Athens

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Contact: +30 210 321 7116(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Apr-Oct: M 11a-7:30p, Tu-Su 8a-7:30p; Nov-Mar: Daily 8:30a-5p
One of the most interesting sights of Plaka is the Tower of the Winds. This unusual marble tower (which served as a water clock) was built by an astronomer in the first century BCE. On each of its eight sides is a depiction of a directional wind. The tower is part of the Roman marketplace—a large building with a spacious courtyard that was constructed in the first century BCE. It is flanked by two gates east and west of the market. A 15th-century mosque can also be seen on the site.