‘Prison of Socrates’

'Prison of Socrates'

‘Prison of Socrates’

Strictly speaking this was not where Socrates was imprisoned. It only acquired this name in Victorian times.

It is three dwellings cut into the rocks, or maybe one dwelling of three rooms. Holes in the rocks were to support up a wooden front structure.

It is located at the bottom of the Hill of the Muses, not far from a little church, opposite the Acropolis.

The Hill of the Muses is a wooded park, at the top a monument to the Muses.

The stone paths were laid out in the 1950s by a local archtect and city planner.

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