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Areopagus, Athens

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The Areopagus () is a prominent rock outcropping located northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Its English name is the Late Latin composite form of the Greek name Areios Pagos, translated "Ares Rock" (Ancient Greek: Ἄρειος Πάγος). In classical times, it functioned as the court for trying deliberate homicide, wounding and religious matters, as well as cases involving arson or olive trees.

Ares was supposed to have been tried there by the gods for the murder of Poseidon's son Halirrhothius (a typical example of an aetiological myth).
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  • Right next to the Acropolis.. Not particularly strenuous but the rocks are uneven and very slippery so take care. Great photo opportunity  more »
  • This mount is not to be missed as it gives you spectacular views over the vast city and the back of the Acropolis. However, be sure to also visit Philopappos Hill for even better views! Make sure you....  more »
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  • Great view of the Acropolis... just follow the group of people climbing up the stairs to locate this lookout point :p
  • this place is nice because you have a nice view on the Acropolis and the Agora. If you want to live what the apostle Paul lived here 2000 years ago, read Acts chapter 17 when you are there
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