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Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills

Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
Phone Number: 30-1-922-6210-(sound-&-light-show)
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Ranked #68 of 309 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Arenas & stadiums, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound...
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Type: Historic sites, Arenas & stadiums, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound and light show on the Acropolis.
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Palermo, Italy
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408 reviews 408 reviews
355 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A nice walking in the nature and in the history. Very interesting for both of the reasons. Advisable above all at sunset!

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London
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412 reviews 412 reviews
141 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You could easily miss this, as it is tucked away, yet the Pnyx is probably one of the most significant sites in Athens, being the birthplace of Athenian democracy. It's located in a public park, with the entrance in a side street off Apostolou Pavlou, and you walk up a steep pathway to find the remains of the structure that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wander this old site, with not much left to see but beautiful setting opposite Acropolis and explanatory panels helping to fill in some of the missing details.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you go to Athens and see the Acropolis you will see this huge statue in the distance. It is a good hike, but well worth the trip. The area is quiet and peaceful and the reliefs on the monument are some of the best preserved in the area.

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Fryazino, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Pnyx. Now it's really difficult to recognise a huge theatre where Athenians called meetings in a stepped sloping hill, but information stands will help you. Nice walk in a piney wood.

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Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was a nice walk with interesting ruins to watch on the way, and the view from the top was amazing!

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Athens, Greece
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perfect promenade around Acropolis, ideal for sunny but not very hot days. Relaxing and interesting, full of people and things to do, visit sites, go to museum, eat, drink and walk. From Arios Pagos full view of Athens, although you will need a bit of "climbing". Take a walk to Philopappou hill into the trees, or keep going from Acropolis... More 

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Athens, Greece
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39 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There isn't anything to see in Ariosto Pagos rock. It is has a historical importance though. It is free and open even nights. Avoid it during night because it isn't surveilled. Be aware of the broken bottles if you wear flip flops. It had a great view from Acropolis and the Plaka district below.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's an amazing and romantic place that everyone who comes to Athens should visit. I think that this is mostly for couples to watch the sunset...with the unbelievably perfect view. Moreover, it's a good place for friends night out. I went there with my friends and it was awesome, there were some people who have got a guitar, we were... More 

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Paris
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171 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a 10 mn climb through the park you are rewarded with fantastic views, not least on the Acropolis.

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