The cobbled Dionysiou Areopagitou Street is one of the best places in Athens to walk, offering one of the best views of the Acropolis and the ancient temples. It is named after Dionysios Areopagitis, the first member of the ancient court of the Supreme Court to convert to Christianity around 50 AD. It is estimated to be about 830 metres long, starting near the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian, on Amalias Avenue. The nearest metro station is “Acropolis” station.
Walking along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, you will find both modern and neoclassical luxury residences, as well as several monuments: The new Acropolis Museum next to the Weiler, a brick building that was used as a Bavarian military hospital during the war, the Roman theatre of Herodes Atticus, the Nymphs’ Altar which is a recently discovered monument, the church of Agia Sophia, the neoclassical building that houses the Spanish embassy and many more. Other listed buildings include the houses of Greek artists, writers and other prominent people.
Reaching the junction at the end of the road next to Philopappos Hill, you can continue walking towards Thiseion or explore the foothills of the hill of Pnyx, where the fountain and the caves of Pnyx are located.
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