The paved street Dionysiou Areopagitou is one of the best places in Athens to go for a walk, as it offers one of the best views of the Acropolis and the ancient temples.
It was named after Dionysios Areopagitis, the first member of the ancient court Arios Pagos who converted to Christianity around 50 AD.
It is estimated to be around 830 m long, with a starting point near the temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian, on Amalias Avenue. The closest metro station is "Akropoli".
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Walking on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, you will come both modern and neoclassical luxurious houses, as well as several monuments: The new Acropolis Museum next to Weiler, a brick building used as a Bavarian military hospital during the war, the Roman theater of Herodes Atticus, the altar of the nymphs which is a recently discovered monument, Agia Sophia church, the neoclassical building housing the Spanish embassy and much more.
Other listed buildings include the houses of Greek artists, writers and other prominent people.
Reaching the crossroad at the end of the street next to Philopappos Hill, you can continue walking towards Thissio or explore the foothills of Pnyx Hill where the fountain and caves of Pnyx are located.