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Address: | At the western entrance to the Acropolis., Athens 105 58, Greece
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Where the Apostle Paul Spoke to Athens

Known also as Mars Hill, the Areopagus is near the Acropolis and always open (not so with the Acropolis, which was on national strike the day we came). Though not a big hill, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kameel M
Melbourne, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Known also as Mars Hill, the Areopagus is near the Acropolis and always open (not so with the Acropolis, which was on national strike the day we came). Though not a big hill, it is a steep ascent and can be slippery, so watch out. Yet, at the top, there are some wonderful views of Athens. Go, by all means.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just a huge boulder, the place of the ancient Athenian high court, a holy place for Christians as Saint Paul addressed there to Athenians and where the oldest church has been established by Saint Paul and Saint Dionysius, the till then judge of the supreme court of Athens at that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is included the Athens free walking tour. It is a big natural rock mound and close to the Acropolis. There are 2 ways up one is man made and the other is the marble steps that were used in ancient times. I took the marble steps and they are very slippy with usage over the centuries. Once up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Acropolis you can spent some more time to visit Areios Pagos. It will take you 30' minutes to climb to the hill and have a look to the city from above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spoke with a group that was following Paul's footsteps and were heading to Ephesus the next day, but they missed this place entirely! How can that be? This is where Paul actually preached to urbanized peoples. As you come down off the Acropolis hill, you go to the right and climb up the hilly area with no buildings and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

During our free walking of Athens we were shown may places that we would have never have seen on our own, this site was one of them, it was a rainy day which scared the hordes of tourists away, the down side is the marble can be slippery when wet, it was worth the pay off. The Areopagus or Mars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were looking fir this in the city maps and it was nowhere ti be found. I know its where St Paul preached so i really wanted to go but didn't know where. While we were in acropolis we saw it on top it is very close to it. We climb it. Two ways to go up. Use the man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

You can see the whole city of Athens from the hill, you can marvel at the magnificent view of Acropolis, and I can say this is my fav. place in Athens!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very nice view over Agora but easily missed. Take the opportunity after or before visiting Akropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Beautiful view to read the words of Paul. We are children of God. We honor and worship him by living right and living for his son. Take time to drop by and walk in the footsteps of Paul. He teaches us how to worship!

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