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Areopagus

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Address: | At the western entrance to the Acropolis., Athens 105 58, Greece
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Great view across from Parthenon!

Awesome view across from Parthenon. Rocks are a little slippery, but it's a perfect photo opportunity and place to relax with breathtaking views. Must see and close walk from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Awesome view across from Parthenon. Rocks are a little slippery, but it's a perfect photo opportunity and place to relax with breathtaking views. Must see and close walk from Acropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

One of the best view one can have in Athens. Absolutely astonishing! Just mind the slippery floor. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went here as part of a walking tour of Athens. Its a great spot to view the city from and just chill out. As has been reported before its going to be full of tourists. On the day we were there the wind was fierce and the rocks are slippery so we would recommend making sure of appropriate clothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It has grey iron staircase for those who can't climb the slippery stone/marble steps. Great views of city. Historically, apostle Paul preached to Athenians here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a perfect place to come to, to relax, meditate, enjoy the beautiful views, shame it is very busy with tourists, would of loved to have been there when it's more quiet and peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

It took us 3 hours to find this place, many Athenians honestly don't know where it is. They're honest about it, but it makes for chasing some rabbits. We were sent out on a subway (don't!), and literally made a circle to find out that it was so close to the Acropolis. As best I can tell, you can walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The walk up to the hill isn't too steep, takes about 10 minutes if you walk briskly. If the weather is nice it's a really pretty walk, and the view is one of the best in the city. You can see all the way to the ocean with a great view of the acropolis and the areopagus. On the summit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Areos pagos, Ares hill or Mars Hill for romans, is easy to find, right beneath the Acropolis of Athens. The walk to the summit is pleasant, bur rocks you climbing at are rather slippery, so good walking shoes are to prefer. there is no particular archaeological remains on the site, but views to Acropolis and towards Athen city are among... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Great panoramic view of the city and it's free! It's close to other tourist spots too. Go and find out why it's called Mars Hill!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Philopappou Hill offers some of the best views of the Acropolis and Athens, but be WARNED! It has become a very dangerous area even in broad daylight. My friend and I were visiting this sight during mid-morning and got mugged by a guy wielding about a 7 inch knife. He grabbed everything we had (cameras, phones, money). Later in the... More 

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Staying in Psirri / Gazi

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Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighborhoods Psirri and Gazi provide some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an interesting blend of original small businesses with the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of Keramikos, then cross busy Pireos Street to find yourself in Gazi. With the huge Technopolis performance and art complex converted from old gasworks at its heart, you really have to come at night to appreciate this maze of bars at its best, although a daytime stroll will allow you to admire the excellent street art.