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Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills, Athens

Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills - Athens, Greece
Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Greece 10558Map
+30 210 321 7116(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Acropolis
Overview

Three hills located west of the Acropolis have played a major role in the history of Athens. Next to the entrance of the Acropolis stands Arios Pagos, the seat of the court of ancient Athens. This is where the apostle Paul preached to the Athenians. Further to the west is Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy. It served as the world's first assembly point during the 5th Century BCE. It is now the site of a sound and light show running each night from April to October. Philopappou is the tallest of these three hills. On the hilltop stands the Philopappos Monument—a marble tower built in the 2nd Century CE.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Metro Line 2: Akropoli Station
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