Areopagus Hill

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Theorias, Athens, Greece

Areopagus Hill Athens Reviews

Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
Ancient rock with Great view ! Jan 02, 2012
History :

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.

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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 !
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Johnpro says:
Yep had a good view but more better from Pnyka :)
Thank you Armand for your comment :)
Posted on: Feb 13, 2012
Caliber-A says:
the rocks are quite slippery, but the view on top is really worth it...i like this place too.
Posted on: Feb 13, 2012
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deng249 deng249
16 reviews
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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2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
deng249 says:
Thanks, Sylvia. Yeah, I was just trying to make the best of my time in Athens. :)
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012
sylviandavid says:
looks like you made a good decision with the strike ... so glad you wrote this. sylvia
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012

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