Agora remained fully operative even after Athens' defeat by Spartans. During Hellenistic and Romanperiod new beautiful and majestic buildings were added in it. Stoa of Attalos, is an impressive Stoa, a gift of King Attalos II and his Queen Appolonis. It was completed around 138 B.C. and still adorns Agora with its exquisite presence. Nowadays, only the temple of Hephaistos remains untouched.
Whenever however, we walk through Agora's ruins, we cannot help feeling a 'touch' from the unique place it used to be. We still can close our eyes and hear the vivid dialogues of the Athenian citizens, the shout of the Athenian merchants or the chants of the Panathinaia procession!