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“Ancient Greek Location With Natural Setting.”
Review of Areopagus

Areopagus
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Mythical Hills of Athens and Anafiotika tour
Ranked #25 of 349 things to do in Athens
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Ancient Greek Location With Natural Setting.”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Firstly, careful here. The rocks are worn and very slippery.

Many stories here are about this location in ancient history. But even without that knowledge this is a nice place to rest after your climb through the Acropolis and watch Athens.

Do some research to enjoy this spot even more than just the sights. It is a simple are with no real building structure but a collection of large coloured rocks with a path.

Visited July 2013
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“Pnyx-Filopappos Hill”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is a large park. It starts with a walk up hill past ruins. The walk to the top to see Filopappos Monument is not worth the walk. Look for Socrates Prison-cave a historic sight. There is small church near the top. You can view the Old National Observatory, not open to the public. BEST thing is the view of the Acropolis from the Pnyx ruin site. The BEST view of Athens and the Acropolis you will get.

Visited July 2013
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“Incredible views and inspiring Biblical setting!!!”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Mars Hill or the Areopagus is admission free and boasts incredible views underneath the higher Acropolis of the city beneath. We brought our kindle and read from Acts 17:22-31 where the Apostle Paul delivered his famous address to the pagan Athenians of his day. The engraved plaque on the site contains the words of his famous sermon. Definitely worth your time as it's accessible immediately below the ticket office and main gate for the Acropolis!

Visited July 2013
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“We Stood Where the Apostle Paul Stood on the Aeropagus!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Our tour guide informed us that Mars Hill is inappropriately named. Mars is the Roman God of War, and Ares was the Greek God of War. The Greeks call this hill the Aeropagus which translates to Ares's Bench. This was where the Greeks/Romans had their high court, and where Ares was tried for the murder of Poseidon's son. And this was also where the Apostle Paul was brought to answer questioning, and where he delivered his famous sermon introducing the Greeks to Christianity, about 20 years after Jesus's death.

When our tour guide told us all this background, we knew we had to climb this rock the next day and see it and the views for ourselves. It's a treacherous and slippery rocky climb, but worth it. Probably my favorite site in Athens!

Visited July 2013
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“Where Apostle Paul preached.”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

A very small hill, very easy access thru a stairway, stone steps are very slippery, also once on top ensure only running shoes are best.

Visited May 2013
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