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Prison of Socrates

100 metres from the southwestern edge of the Agora, Athens, Greece
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100 metres from the southwestern edge of the Agora, Athens, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not much, but hey guys, its a free look at history. There are informational plaques to. help you understand what you looking at, which is needed. It is not something to go specifically to see, but if your already climbing the hill and happen...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

If climbing Philliappos Hill not far from the Aropolis, signs along the walking path will lead one to this set of man-made caves. Their name suggests that the great Greek classical philsopher Socrates spent some time in them as a guest of the state although...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There is no evidence that the famous philosopher was actually imprisoned here, nor that this set of small rooms hewn in to the rocks at the foot of Philopappas Hill even was a prison but it's worth a quick look if you're heading up to...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The cave that is supposed to be Socrates's prison is quite average, but the hill and the park where the prison is, has a great view on the Acropolis and Athens in general! Worthy to walk around the sunset/early evening, and watch all the historical...More

Thank aruenka
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Didn't really know what we were looking at. we know the story of the imprissoment of Socrates, but this place was a bit of a disappointment

Thank Annemarie S
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Not much to see, we were there because we had time and were looking for special things (like the ones in Pnyx).

Thank lpdisney
Reviewed 23 November 2016

It isn't much and there is some debate about the function as Socrates was most likely imprisoned in the Agora. Anyway, it is a marked stop on the way up to the top of Filopappou Hill (this climb is absolutely worth it for the views...More

1  Thank JQLN
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the walk around the hill but we came specifically to see this. Glad we did as the walk all around this area is lovely with plenty of hidden areas of interest.

Thank juleswill1
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I found this place while wandering around the foothill of Acropolis. There is no doubt that it is an important site but there is nothing much to see. There is a description board should you like to read. If you happen to visit around there,...More

Thank 277,123,321
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I found there was hardly anybody near it. A nice surprise to find on your walk, but I wouldn't head there especially for this spot

Thank Laura_2304_11
Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient
temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small
wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer
numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely
pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between
the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth
climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges
with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
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