Greece
Filopappou Hill

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  • Day3

    Socrates's Prison

    June 26, 2016 in Greece

    Located on Philopappos hill next to the Acropolis, the three carved out rooms are rumored to be where Socrates was imprisoned before his execution. The structure was used to hide antiquities during WWII, and was covered with concrete. The concrete was removed in 1999.

  • Day8

    Laiki (Farmer's Market)

    July 1, 2016 in Greece

    I went to the Laiki this morning to buy some fruits and vegetables for the week. The Laiki is a pop-up street market that happens once a week in the different neighborhoods in Athens. The prices and quality are considerably better than what one would find in a local supermarket. It's also a much funner experience seeing all the colorful displays.Read more

  • Day16

    Parthenon on the Acropolis

    July 9, 2016 in Greece

    The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Construction began around 447 B.C. and was completed around 432 B.C. The temple was is an example of the Doric order in architecture. Under Ottoman rule, it was used as a mosque in the early 1460s. It was greatly damaged in the early 1800s. It was being used as a munitions warehouse by the Ottomans, when it was ignited by a Venetian attach. It is partially being restored to ensure its stability. You can see the new supporting marble since it is a clean white, contrasted by the yellowish original marble. The steps to enter ascend the Acropolis are very slippery and good athletic shoes are required. The view of Athens is breathtaking from the Acropolis.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Lofos Filopáppou, Lofos Filopappou, Filopappou Hill, Λόφος Φιλοπάππου

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