Athens and Acropolis from Areopagus Hill - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A picture showing the view over Athens and the Acropolis from Areopagus Hill, also known as 'Mars Hill'. This is a great place to get a view of the surrounding land, and is outside the ticketed area of the Acropolis. So many people have climbed this hill that the rocks are quite polished and therefore somewhat slippery, especially when wet. This picture was taken in June 2016.
Athens and Acropolis from Areopagus Hill - FURTHER INFORMATION
Athens and Acropolis from Areopagus Hill - Athens visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Athens and Acropolis from Areopagus Hill' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Attica.
Areopagus Hill stands next to the Acropolis in Athens. From here there are good panoramic views over the city. In classical times, the Areopagus was the court for trying deliberate homicide and in mythology was the place where Ares was tried for the murder of Poseidon's son Alirrothios (Halirrhothius). Ares was the Greek god of war, known as Mars to the Romans, so the hill also acquired the name 'Mars Hill'.
The site has also become a pilgrimage point Christians for it was from here that the Apostle Paul delivered his speech about the "Unknown God" described in Acts Chapter 17. A bronze plaque near the base has his sermon inscribed upon it in Greek.
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TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Footpaths lead to the Acropolis from the end of Rovertu Galli.
Bus: �'ΦΕΤΗΡΙ�' (220)
Walk: Apostolu Pavu path from the west or Dionysiou Areopagitu from the east.