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Areopagus
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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens
Ranked #26 of 321 things to do in Athens
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Mars Hill is definitely worth the climb, which isn't bad at all. The views of Athens and the Acropolis are breath-taking. I also found it to be a very peaceful place so I did a little yoga! Mars Hill has lots of history too; my tour guide said that the Apostle Paul preached to the Greeks from that rock.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our tour bus dropped us off at the base of the hill and as we walked up the road the Parthenon came into view on our right and the Aeropagus on our left. There is a set of metal steps leading to the top and it was an easy climb. The views of the Acropolis and the city below were amazing. Once at the top there are numerous places to sit and just take it all in. We could not help but think of the Apostle Paul in Acts 17 verse 22: So Paul stood in the midst of the Aeropagus and said "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects...". To be standing at the same spot as Paul was inspiring and the main reason we visited. We also noticed the extremely slippery rocks and had to be very careful as we walked around. Across from the Aeropagus is a small cafe where cool drinks can be purchased. There is also a small gift shop along with a post office for mailings.

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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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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Firstly, careful here. The rocks are worn and very slippery.

Many stories here are about this location in ancient history. But even without that knowledge this is a nice place to rest after your climb through the Acropolis and watch Athens.

Do some research to enjoy this spot even more than just the sights. It is a simple are with no real building structure but a collection of large coloured rocks with a path.

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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.

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