Areopagus Hill

Areopagus Hill

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Overview

The Areopagus (or Mars Hill) is a famous rock located northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
This historic site once served as the high court of appeal for judicial cases in ancient Greece.
Tourists find this rock as a very popular location to view the sunset over the Acropolis and Athens.

Take the stairs up to the top of the rock for some incredible views.

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In classical times, it was the location of a court, also often called the Areopagus, that tried cases of deliberate homicide, wounding and religious matters, as well as cases involving arson of olive trees. Ares was supposed to have been tried by the gods on the Areopagus for the murder of Poseidon’s son Halirrhothius (a typical example of an aetiological myth).****

Country

Greece

Approx. Duration

1 – 2 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Min. Price

Free

Address

Areopagus – Hill, Theorias, Athens, Greece

Spoken Languages

Greek (formal), English

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

Free

Electricity

230V, 50Hz

Safety