The artificial caves on the slopes of the Philopappos Hill are believed to have been the holding cells which confined Socrates, who drank the hemlock poison to death here.

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Athens Tour

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...opolis, Roman and Greek Agoras, and the Prison of Socrates — as well as more modern destinations, ranging from the Presi...

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Self Guided Electric Bike Athens Tour - The Alternative Picture of the City

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TRIP DETAILSWe discover the hidden corners of the city and ancient Athens by cycl...

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Guided Athens Biblical Private Tour - 6-Hour Excursion

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Walk the path of St. Paul: Mars Hill,ancient & modern city highlights, the Ancient Agora, the Acropolis-Parthenon and Ma...

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Acropolis Inside Out: 4-Hour Private Guided Tour

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In this 4 hour private guided walking tour you will have the chance to experience the life-changing...

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Electric Bike Athens Tour - The Alternative Picture of the City

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Prison of Socrates, Athens

The artificial caves on the slopes of the Philopappos Hill are believed to have been the holding cells which confined Socrates, who drank the hemlock poison to death here..

The artificial caves on the slopes of the Philopappos Hill are believed to have been the holding cells which confined Socrates, who drank the hemlock poison to death here.


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About Prison of Socrates

 Athens, Greece

Prison of Socrates and Nearby Sights on Map

Kimons Tombs

5th century BC Athenian statesman and victor in the Battle of Marathon, Cimon, lies buried in the rock-cut tomb

Parthenon

Philopappos Monument

The Philopappos Monument on the Mouseion Hill is an ancient Greek mausoleum and monument dedicated to Philopappos, a 1st century prince from Commagene, a small Hellenistic kingdom in southeast Turkey and north Syria

Seven Seats Plateau

The Seven Seats Plateau is a monolithic rock-carving of 7 straight-backed adjacent seats on the slope of the Mouseion Hill

Pnyx

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Areopagus

The Areopagus is a historical site where the council of elders of the city met in pre-classical times

Propylaea

National Observatory of Athens

Temple of Hephaestus