Ardittos

Overlooking the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaron), Ardittos Hill is located on the eastern side of the Illysos River. The hill takes its name from the mythical local hero, Ardittos, who had the gift of resolving conflicts and quarrels with his powerful speeches.

In the past this was the seat of the supreme court of Iliaia, which judged murder cases. The area between the Ilyssos River and the present-day cemetery (known as Agra) has been home to temples, including Pan, Artemis Agrotera, Ekate and Hera. Unfortunately, the frequent flooding of the river prevented the successful preservation of most of these temples.

Today the hill is a park covered with pines and other Mediterranean greenery. At the top of the hill there is a tomb believed to belong to Herodes Atticus.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Information
Address: Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou 101, Athina
Area: Athens
Transportation: Tram: Zappeio Station

More Parks

Haidari Park of Historical Memory

Chaidari, West Suburbs

Located on the site of the infamous Haidari barracks, the Park of Historical Memory was created over the past decades by the local municipality....

Alsos Peristeri public park

Alsos Peristeriou

Peristeri, West Suburbs

In May 2012, a beautiful 15-acre park opened to the public in the western suburb of Peristeri....

Tatoi estate royals Τατόι κτήμα Αθήνα

Tatoi

Athens

Just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Athens (approximately 30 minutes by car) you will find what can only be described as paradise on earth....

Syngros forest woodland

Syngros Forest

North Suburbs

Syngros Forest was bequeathed to the Athens Agricultural Society by the wife of Andreas Syngros....

Kifissia Park community centre parkland

Kifissia Park

North Suburbs

The park’s annual flower show, hosted every spring since 1937, is always a big draw....

Print Friendly, PDF & Email