- Type: Climbing
- My Place author: Paige
NileGuide Expert tip:
The best cheap date in the whole city is an hour on Areopagos Hill with a guitar and a bottle of wine. Don't forget to clean up after yourself and be very careful going up and down. Years of foot traffic has made this rock like glass.
- Aereopagus Hill got its name when the god of war, Ares, was tried for the murder of a demi-god son of Poseidon. In ancient times the hill was used ever since to try murderers, and then just to allow people to speak. St. Paul is one of the more famous, his speech posted just at the base of the rock.
Just to the left of the Acropolis, Aereopagos hill remains free of charge, open at all hours of the day and night, and the perfect place to drink in the wide, white expanse of the city, listening to the distant mix of church bells and motor scooters from every neighborhood in the city center. The best is to be there after dark, when the lights are twinkling and traditional music is plunked on bazoukis in Plaka and Monistiraki. It is the ideal place to view the moon when it is full or to catch fireworks on New Year's Eve.
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