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Pnyx, Athens

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The Pnyx (; Ancient Greek: Πνύξ [pnýks]; Greek: Πνύκα, Pnyka) is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC (Fifth-century Athens), 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.

The Pnyx is located less than 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) west of the Acropolis and 1.6 km south-west of the centre of Athens, Syntagma Square.
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  • It was marvellous to see the Speaker's Platform where statesmen such as Themistocles, Pericles and Demosthenes gave orations to the assembled democratic crowds. At its zenith up to 6,000 citizens...  more »
  • A bit of a hike up the hill, but a great view of the acropolis (and the rest of Athens too if you continue to the top). The location of the stage for speakers and those listening is now more an open.....  more »
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  • 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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