The legend goes that exactly in this cave Socrates spent his last days, but nobody knows for sure whether he drank the poison here or not.
Instead of being thanked and fed as Socrates thought himself, he was drawn a death sentence. The philosopher was accused of not honoring the Gods and that’s why he had to pay the penalty. He wasn’t executed, Socrates took the poison in front of his learners.
How to do?
1. Get to Thiseio metro station.
2. Walk along Dionysius the Areopagite street.
3. On the slopes of the Philopappos Hill you won’t pass by the cave with grid in it.
4. Now visitors are not allowed to come inside the cave, but still you can see how the ancient prisons looked like.
Where to do?
One more place of interest to visit is the Socrates’ prison. This is the place where outstanding philosopher made his last days pass.6
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