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Address: | At the western entrance to the Acropolis., Athens 105 58, Greece
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The best view in Athens. even better at summer nights with fool moon. you feel really blessed to walk at the same rocks were ancient Greeks invented democracy. something to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The best view in Athens. even better at summer nights with fool moon. you feel really blessed to walk at the same rocks were ancient Greeks invented democracy. something to remember for all your life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Areopagus is mentioned in Acts 17 as the place where St Paul explained the Christian Faith to men of the city. For such a significant place it is remarkably anonymous. There are few signs directing you to it - very surprising considering it is only metres from the heavily advertised Acropolis. Whereas queues line deeply to buy a ticket... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Thanks to our driver, Makis, with Private Greece Tours, we visited Arepagus a short distance to right of the western entrance of the Acropolis. My wife decided to sit at the bottom of the hill near the bronze plaque of St. Paul's Sermon, in Greek of course (check the internet for the translation) while I climbed the "steps" of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It you are visiting the city center you must climb to the top of Areopagus! The views are incredible, especially at sunset. Be sure to wear shoes that grip as the rocks are very slick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

So glad I went! The view is phenomenal and it is truly amazing to be in a place of such historical significance. It was a pretty slippery, so make sure to wear good shoes! A group of friends and I went all the way around and got a little lost on the way back to the stairs and somehow ended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

View is great but biblical significance is the most important. Must Come to relish in the preaching of Paul to the Athenians more than 2000 years ago.

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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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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.
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