Roman Agora

Roman Agora was built in the 1st century BC to replace the Ancient Agora as the new commercial centre of Athens.The funds for the construction provided  from Julius Caesar and Augustus, thats why it is also called Caesar Augustus Agora. The most impressive structure of the Roman Agora, is the <<Tower of the winds>>, an octagonal building  which took its nickname from the personification of 8 winds carved on each side.  The building which is 12m high was an architectural marvel of the era as it was used to be a weather vane, a sundial and a water clock as well.