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Prison of Socrates, Athens

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  • August 11, 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.  more »
  • August 9, 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 connectio...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Along the climb to Philopappos Hill (which offers a splendid view of the Acropolis) there are these 2 caves which (they say) were the prison of Socrates. Considering that the ascent of Philopappou Hill deserves to be done, we might as well stop here ...
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  • June 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    The moment you stand in front of this prison, you immediately visualize the great philosopher Socrates and admire his wisdom and foresight
  • April 18, 2017
    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
  • April 22, 2017
    He could escape. He showed the mindless mob the truth is most important.
  • February 18, 2017
    Nice and small monument. A nice stop if you're on the hill already.

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