HILL OF AREOPAGUS
Height: 115 m
Identity and history:
Areopagus (meaning Hill of Ares) was name this way, because according to mythology, this is where the god of war Ares was tried for the murder of PseidonĘs son Alirrothios.
But, according to another version, the name is due to the cave of Erinyes that was located in the north slope of the hill.
The hill is mentioned in Aeschylus tragedy "The Eumenides", because this was the place where Orestes was tried for the murder of his mother. But, Areopagus is well known mostly for the first Christian preaching to the Athenians by Apostle Paul in 51 AD.
HOW TO GET THERE
BY FOOT: From Agion Asomaton Square and the Thissio Metro Station, follow the Apostolou Pavlou Walkway for over 1 km to find on your right hand side the Areopagus Hill.
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