The Pnyx is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC, the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy.Plan to visit Pnyx during your Athens vacation using our convenient Athens online itinerary maker.
The Pnyx is located less than 1km west of the Acropolis and 1.6 km south-west of the centre of Athens, Syntagma Square.
The Pnyx was used for popular assemblies in Athens as early as 507 BC, when the reforms of Cleisthenes transferred political power to the citizenry. It was then outside the city proper, but close enough to be convenient. It looks down on the ancient Agora, which was the commercial and social centre of the city.
At this site all the great political struggles of Athens of the "Golden Age" were fought out. Pericles, Aristides and Alcibiades spoke here, within sight of the Parthenon, temple of Athena. Here Demosthenes delivered his vilifications of Philip of Macedon, the famous Philippics.
Must visit and step on the same ground where Athenians assembly took place 2500years ago and see the stone speaker’s platform. Not many tourists know about this place, I learned all about it during... more »
Must visit! Why? Because you will be on the place where democracy was born and the public assembly met and voted. We had the Hellas Revival democracy workshop on Pnyx and the whole experience was... more »
A beautiful place for an excellent view of the Acropolis, far away from the crowds.
Maybe the most important place for the born of the democracy.
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