Roman Agora, Thessaloniki

One of the sights in Thessaloniki, left out in the open free for all to see is the Roman Agora. This forum built in 1st century AD definitely held a place of importance then. The buildings surrounding this heritage site indicate the place still holds importance for the city of Thessaloniki. It is an ‘old meets the new’ kind of place. The site could have been easily toured in an hour but it was closed, we could just go around the shut site taking pics. The underground Forum museum here is worth a visit I have read.

 There are beautiful arches, cloisters and well preserved semi subterranean corridors. The site was accidentally discovered and excavated in 1966. Large number of silver coins, stone and marble sculptures found here are displayed in the museum. Only the theater and one lone column too seemed to be in a good condition, rest of the ruins looked scattered beyond recognition. A desperate tourist scaled the short walls and went exploring the place. He definitely got better pictures.

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The theater at the Roman Agora
Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki
Thermaic Gulf, Thessaloniki

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