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“Mars Hill Athens where St Paul preached”
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Areopagus
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Mythical Hills of Athens and Anafiotika tour
Ranked #25 of 351 things to do in Athens
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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“Mars Hill Athens where St Paul preached”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

This is not well marked, but is the large bare rock at the base of the Acropolis by the main entrance. Google images and you'll recognise it. Many go there to watch the light come on for the Acropolis. The rock is VERY slippery, good steps up. No signage.

Visited July 2012
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Monemvasia, Greece
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“Best Views”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

If you want to get good photos of the Acropolis, walk over to the Pnyx Hill, where the ancient governing body of Athens once gathered. Or, closer still, climb up to Areopagud rock, where the judges would deliberate cases. Sunsets are especially nice from Areopagus Rock or Phillippou Hill.

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Columbia, MD
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“Climbing Mars Hill, what an experience!”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We visited the Acropolis and Mars Hill in the same day. Mars Hill, climbing the slippery steep steps and then standing where St. Paul preached about the Unknown God to the Athenians. Unforgettable! A wonderful meaningful contrast to the Acropolis.

There are the slippery stone steps and then to the left are metal steps. At the top there is a concrete path with more steps to the top.

Visited May 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Good place to get away from the crowds”
Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

Network of pathways through this park take you to the pnyx, observatory, and other sights. Hike to the top of the hill for a sea view and if you turn around you may even forget you are in Athens for a minute. It was being used primarily by locals for exercise when we were there. Nice flowers and the chance to do some birding including looking for hoopoes.

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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“Cool Spot to relax and see Athens”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Supposedly Apostle Peter or Paul was up there preaching Christianity. Its a slippery walk up the rocks yet fun. Then again the steps would make more sense to walk up.

Visited April 2012
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