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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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"philopappou hill"
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"greek history"
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"philosopher"
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"imprisoned"
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"hemlock"
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"muses"
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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

Thank ANGELO V
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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
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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

Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I wandered up here by myself and there was an interesting information board about the site that was worth a read. It was also much closer to the acropolis than I thought it may be based on the map.

1  Thank KevinRayment
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

They don't really know if this was Sokrates his prison or not, but even then it is a beautiful monument. Imagination helps you. The prison is also located in a beautiful region.

Thank Lars V
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Imagine if this is where Socrates was held. Very cool. Good views of Athens and acropolis. Good park area to wander and then come out the other side for shopping and snacks.

Thank Scdwc
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The prison of Socrates is an interesting location. It’s a little bit off the main walkway, and it’s rather small. But the historical significance is not lost of the informed traveler, and the thought of Socrates awaiting his execution by hemlock here is an interesting...More

1  Thank Bowmanator22
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

True or not, it is suggested to visit the site when visiting around Acropolis. Not so much to see but for those studied Greek history, it’s worth while visiting the site.

Thank NYLON_nomad
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It will always be Socrates Honoured to have lived in Greece (Athens) I feel qualified to give an assessment and Socrates does it for me. Certainly the prices have risen No shame in that, It will always be my go to place. Delicious

1  Thank Suzy M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Socrates prison is located a short walk from the Acropolis and the center of ancient Athens. The exact location is not cemented in fact, but a visit to the eons old caves affords a connection to the famous philosopher and his ignominious (and undeserved) end....More

Thank 101jumper
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with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
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