Just a few meters to the north of Eleftherios Venizelos statue, there is a cultural spot named Romaiki Agora which means Roman Forum. It was built somewhere around 42 B.C. and 138 A.D. In ancient times, it used to serve as the administrative center of the city. Inside the area you can visit an Archaeological Museum which is located in a basement to the west side of the area.
In the summer time, during the night, there are many young people relaxing and drinking beers outside the Romaiki Agora.
Around the area, you can find many nice places to visit such as the Art Core, a cool cooperative cafe-bar, the Loux cafe, a modern kafenio with an extraordinary chess-style mosaic on the floor and the Blues Bar a nice cafe-bar playing blues and soul music.
Since 2012, PIC-NIC Urban Festival is being held in the Romaiki Agora area. The festival is a fresh and a very unique addition to the cultural events of the city! It is organized every year in the last weekend of August and includes live concerts and films in an open-air cinema. This year the festival was held from the 30th of August till the 1st of September with lots of fascinating stuff! The schedule included live acts by musicians such as YAKO TRIO, Vassilis Petridis and Gaile, Elinna, Dimitris Baslam, Caja Secreta and Cheek by Jowl, short films and movies such as LaLaLand and Grand Budapest Hotel! If you missed it make sure that next year you won’t!!