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Prison of Socrates, Athens

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  • As it is run to approximately half of the ascent to the highly recommended Philopappo Hill, not cost anything to go to see a few minutes the place where he was prisoner Socrates. Watch and follow.
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  • Here probably Socrates spent his last hours before drinking the potion. Not much to see, but it's an attraction that is located on the path leading to the monument of Philopappo. Free admission.
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  • 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, a...  more »
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  • Nice park to explore. It had some really nice views of Athens and was not busy at all on a Sunday afternoon. The prison is somewhat interesting to see as well.
  • The moment you stand in front of this prison, you immediately visualize the great philosopher Socrates and admire his wisdom and foresight
  • You can see the bars on the outside of the rocks but can not go inside. The information sign outside was a bit water damaged too so could not read the description
  • He could escape. He showed the mindless mob the truth is most important.
  • Nice and small monument. A nice stop if you're on the hill already.

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If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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