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In addition to the stunning views, this hill is also a key landmark in the history of the world as we know it.

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The Areopagus

A unique piece of history at your feet

The Areopagus hill, the Ancient Agora and the Pnyx were the three courts of justice at the time of the Greek Empire. The council of elders would come here to debate and decide on the state of the city's government. People accused of blood crimes and other serious crimes against the citizens of Athens were also tried here. This hill is also said to be where the apostle Paul appeared and addressed the people of Athens. There is a commemorative plaque with the word of the apostle at the crest of the hill. This place is one of the founding elements of Greek society and makes for a beautiful walk to the outskirts of the city. From the top of the hill, you can look down on the ruins of the most influential empire on the modern world.



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