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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Normadroaming
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Suzy M
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Reviewed 15 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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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We saw this close to where we were walking, and decided to swing by. It is absolutely worth a visit.

Thank Brandon M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It may not have been the actual place where Socrates was imprisoned, but it's still a required visit on the off-chance it was!

1  Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is one of those "said to be the location," in this instance, in relation to the imprisonment of Socrates. Regardless of the historical voracity around that, the structure is within the park on the way up to Philopappou Hill (Thiseo) and it is a...More

1  Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I bumped into the prison accidentally on the last day of my stay, although I was trying to find it for some days. If you like history, you will be amazed, you will feel the ancient times, and will be happy to see where Socrates...More

Thank Kemeny
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

An interesting little place, that worth a visit. It's free, very close to Acropolis, in a park so you really should go and see it.

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Legends have long connected these artificial caves with the last days of Socrates but it's unlikely he spent any time here. Still, if you're in the area it's worth a visit. The true historic connection is to the Second World War, when some of the...More

Thank TorontoJK
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you believe the signs, then this is the "Prison of Socrates"! How would anybody be able to tell that this is the case is beyond belief. However, it does seem that the signs are "indicative" only, and those who were responsible for putting them...More

1  Thank Dimitris L
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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient
temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small
wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer
numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely
pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between
the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth
climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges
with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
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