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Prison of Socrates, Athens

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  • If climbing Philliappos Hill not far from the Aropolis, signs along the walking path will lead one to this set of man-made caves. Their name suggests that the great Greek classical philsopher Socrates...  more »
  • There is no evidence that the famous philosopher was actually imprisoned here, nor that this set of small rooms hewn in to the rocks at the foot of Philopappas Hill even was a prison but it's worth a ...  more »
  • The cave that is supposed to be Socrates's prison is quite average, but the hill and the park where the prison is, has a great view on the Acropolis and Athens in general! Worthy to walk around the su...  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.