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The Pnyx is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC, the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy.The Pnyx is located less than 1km west of the Acropolis and 1.6 km south-west of the centre of Athens, Syntagma Square.Historical significanceThe Pnyx was used for popular assemblies in Athens as early as 507 BC, when the reforms of Cleisthenes transferred political power to the citizenry. It was then outside the city proper, but close enough to be convenient. It looks down on the ancient Agora, which was the commercial and social centre of the city.At this site all the great political struggles of Athens of the "Golden Age" were fought out. Pericles, Aristides and Alcibiades spoke here, within sight of the Parthenon, temple of Athena. Here Demosthenes delivered his vilifications of Philip of Macedon, the famous Philippics.Put Pnyx into our Athens vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Athens.
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We had the chance to visit this site with a skilled guide during our "Athens free walking tour". We left through a small park, the path is ascending and much easier than the one leading to the Acropol... read more »
εξαιρετικη θεα και πολυ ωραιο μνημειο.ειναι αρκετα ευκολα προσβασιμο και βλεπει κανεις την αθηνα απο ψηλα!great views and great monument is easily accessible; and why do Athens APO psila!show original
Νομίζω ότι είναι πραγματικά κρίμα που πολλοί Αθηναίοι δεν έχουν ανέβει ποτέ στην Πνύκα και δεν έχουν δει την όψη της Ακρόπολης, του Λυκαβηττού, των γύρω βουνών αλλά και της υπόλοιπης πόλης από εκεί.Εί... read more »I think it's really a shame that many Athenians have not climbed ever in the Pnyx and haven't seen the face of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, the surrounding mountains but also the rest of the city from there. Is impressive the information for the ilioskopio of the ancient astronomer left-hand Metonic, while in later years spoke there kolokotronis to young for unity. It is worth to put ourselves in the process and make a romantic walk in the past. One wonders how many things pass by everyday pretty effortlessly.show original
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