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Areopagus

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Psirri / Gazi
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Address: | At the western entrance to the Acropolis., Athens 105 58, Greece
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Next Time I'll take the Stairs !

Followed another couple up the "Quick Route" , a bit dicey with a dicky toe ! But the view was worth the effort and could see my self with a couple of cold ones enjoying the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Skeney57
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Sydney Australia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Followed another couple up the "Quick Route" , a bit dicey with a dicky toe ! But the view was worth the effort and could see my self with a couple of cold ones enjoying the passing parade. Our visit coincided with every high school in the immediate (100klm) area also being there but couldn't see the overseer Teachers ?... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special in my opinion bar the views from the top. Was not impressed with the ridiculously large amount of cigarette butts left by visitors there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is basically a rocky platform, but not just any rocky platform, with views onto the neighbouring Acropolis, it's in quite a special location! I went up here in the evening, took a bottle of wine (as recommended in my guidebook!) and relaxed away from the buzz of the Athens nightlife. Looking off to my right and seeing the Acropolis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't realise the entrance was right near the ticket booth for the Parthenon (right on the Western tip of the Acropolis - accessible from the south (from Dionysiou Areopagitou Street) or the North (Theorias Street)), and ended up doing a giant circuit trying to find a way up the thing! Whoops!! Haha. Once we were up there it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good resting place before to climb up to the Parthenon. please take a tour guide. they are available in many languages. it is worth it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views. It was very very windy up there though so I can't imagine how the ancient Boule were able to discuss anything on top of the hill! Part of the rock has become quite smooth from centuries of people walking on there. I had a great sense of awe up there that this was a sacred space. Plus it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unobstructed views of modern Athens from here. Be careful on the stairs. There seems to be a bit of a drug scene up here at night, judging from some of the paraphernalia on the ground, so be careful. Possibly not something for kids to do or see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views are superb. It's free. You just walk up there, from the main entrance (ticket office) to the Acropolis. There are some stairs. Make a point of not missing it. You won't regret it. It is usually packed with people admiring the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

great view of athens and a very important place to visit for the uprising of democracy. The first court yard for public hearing...Spectacular historical value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Read about the historical background which includes an ancient meeting place for judicial review and a court of justice. On this hill ofalso know as "Mars Hill", Paul delivered his memorable address to the "men of Athens" (Acts 17:22-31). From the top of this hill you get a wonderful view of the Ancient Agora of Classical Athens and a view... More 

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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.
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