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Our tour guide took us to this site and advised that this is NOT the prison of Socrates. . though signage indicates otherwise. I checked with a 2nd tour guide and she also confirmed that it is not the prison of Socrates.
I was in Awe.. Understand it was a simple cave formed out of a very large bolder in the side of a mountain. But its where Socrates and Aristotle, who we read about in Uni, walked and conversed in trying times..
Jesus was a great man, his teachings were incredibly profound, his influence is as strong as ever after 2000 years, he willingly accepted an unjust death but we are not quite sure where he died. Socrates was a great man, his teachings were incredibly profound,...More
Good place to debate on if this was Socrates' Prison or not. It is very close to the Agora but since no actual evidence otherwise remained you can only guess. It's an interesting spot but only worth a visit if you're already on your way...More
It was not easy to find it, it's not where shown on Athens maps. From the Acropolis, head to the hill of the Muses - at the beginning, on the left side going up, you will find these caves. There is an interesting sign explaining...More
The Prison of Socrates sight is located about 100m or so into the archeological site of the Hill of Muses. The site itself fact or not is interesting and does make the imagination wonder. A short walk from the Acropolis but not signposted so check...More
Myths and legends aside, these are man made caves that were originally part of a larger structure that projected forward from the cliff face. The use of the caves is unknown but some things are certain - they were never a prison and it is...More
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
up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.