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“Don't be fooled.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Prison of Socrates

Prison of Socrates
100 metres from the southwestern edge of the Agora, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #117 of 178 Attractions in Athens
3.5 of 5 stars 18 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Don't be fooled.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Don't be fooled by local guides telling you this is the actual place where Socrates drank his poison and spent his last days. They love telling fancy stories, and this is one which is often used.

If it's anywhere, it's in the Athenian Agora. If you want to try to find it, check this website: http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/location-of-socrates-prison-cell-athens-greece.cfm

Then what are you seeing right now? The obvious answer: nobody's sure. The best guess is that this was a Mycenaean building which was subsequently reused for various purposes. The holes in the bedrock were actually used for wooden beams, so the building was most likely in front of what we can see today.

A beautiful place nonetheless, albeit with a very innacurate description. It is a very relaxing place though, with not too many tourists. I still recommend it, even though it's not quite as historically important.

Visited April 2013
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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“History & People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

That's why people are important throuhg time, because they are making the "History".
Right or Wrong...we must learn and correct our mistakes otherwise we are going to do,not the same but worst mistakes,and humanity can't afford it any more...

Visited August 2012
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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“Sad to see where the great man killed himself”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Its a very non impressive place where the greatest philosopher was imprisoned and later took his life. Sad but good to see some history.

Visited April 2012
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Athens, Greece
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“sokrates”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

the fact that history is not somebody's imagination but real and still alive

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“People never change”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

When there were people to have imprisoned Socrates, then it is no wonder that we have ended up in such a mess. Quite interesting place to visit

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