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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

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.

Thank ollielee2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cave like prison is on the bottom of Acropolis . You walk up opposite Acropolis where the tour buses and hop on off buses stop.A must visit.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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..

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

according to our guide this really wasn't the Prison of Socrates but it is very similar to the kind he would have been in. It still is interesting to see.

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 30 July 2018

If you don't see this, then you're missing a large piece of history. Imaging yourself back in the day of Socrates. Visit the other areas where the scolars were teaching.

Thank Vicar_of_Dibley
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Tom J
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

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

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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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