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“Arios Pagos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills

Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
30-1-922-6210-(sound-&-light-show)
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Owner description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound and light show on the Acropolis.
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“Arios Pagos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Rocks down from the Acropolis where St. Paul preached the people of Athens. The view is beautiful from up there and St. Paul's speech is written down there in Greek. Not to be missed on your way down from the Acropolis.

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“Pnyx-Filopappos Hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a large park. It starts with a walk up hill past ruins. The walk to the top to see Filopappos Monument is not worth the walk. Look for Socrates Prison-cave a historic sight. There is small church near the top. You can view the Old National Observatory, not open to the public. BEST thing is the view of the Acropolis from the Pnyx ruin site. The BEST view of Athens and the Acropolis you will get.

Visited July 2013
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“Where Apostle Paul preached.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A very small hill, very easy access thru a stairway, stone steps are very slippery, also once on top ensure only running shoes are best.

Visited May 2013
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“Phenomenal Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This area features several important areas of archaeological interest. Here you can find the pnyx, an ancient meeting place for the Athenian assembly; the prison of Socrates is half way up the hill. A shrine to the muses lies atop the hill, and a sanctuary to Pan lies at its base. You can scale the hill in 15-20 minutes, although you can easily spend longer exploring the natural beauty of the hillside. Entry is free, although the park does keep odd hours.

Visited May 2013
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“A hill with a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

For your best photo snaps of the Acropolis go up the Hill of the Nymphs opposite. The Pnyx were the Ancients held Assembly is in my opinion the best view point. Early morning and late afternoon are probably the best time for the light quality. Not crowded and usually unknown to most tourists, it is of easy access and the trees, bushes in front of the Parthenon, give you an impression of Ancient Greece without the modern buildings in sight. In the summer heat, the smell of Mediterranean bushes and plants fill the air giving you a full sensation of this wonderful city. That's it, you are there, in front of one of the seven wonders of the world!

Visited May 2013
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