Theorias, Athens, Greece
Areopagus Hill Athens Reviews
Ancient rock with Great view ! Jan 02, 2012
This Hill of the Supreme Court was the seat of the supreme court of ancient Athens. Kings of Mycenaean rule are buried in long tombs along its flank. The apostle Paul came here in the year 50 AD and the tablet imbedded in the stone on the right side of the bottom of the rock contains his words. Nearby is the little basilica dedicated to St. Dionysus the Areios Pagite, one of Paul's first converts.
Useful Links : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areopagus
What around : Theiseio & Arxaia Agora , Kerameikos, Acropoilis Museum , Plaka , Monastiraki .
How to go : Just a breath away from Acropolis , over ancient Agora or Theisio .
Tips : Be very careful when climbing the stone-cut steps leading up the rock because they are extremely slippery.
Opening hours and tickets :
24 hours but visit at daylight , Free no ticket
Extra comment : Great top view from Athens , almost everything is close to you !
The photos are a mix from 2009 - 2012 !
P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)
I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . Extra information contact with me :).
Thanks for reading !
Part of the ATHENS travel blog
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Lounging on a rock Oct 20, 2011
I didn't plan to visit this site but since everything else was closed during the general strike, I took a walk here.
From the grand promenade, head uphill towards the entrance to the Acropolis, and as you walk a bit you'll see a huge marble hill. It has a bronze plaque at the bottom of the hill, on Apostle Paul's famous sermon on the unknown God.
It has an ancient marble steps to get on top of the hill. If that's too much for you, there's a steel staircase on it's side.
The view is amazing from the top of the hill. Ancient Agora is just at the bottom of the hill, and you'll also be able to see Athens spread across. Other landmarks you can see from the top is the National Observatory and Agia Marina Church.
One key point is that you'll be able to see Acropolis from it.
Words of caution...wear good shoes and be a bit careful when walking on top of the hill. The rocks can be quite sharp.
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