North Slope of the Acropolis
ΒΟΡΕΙΑ ΚΛΙΤΥΣ ΤΗΣ ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ
Farther to the east, Eros and Aphrodite had an open-air sanctuary. Evidence for other shrines is provided by numerous rock-cut niches for the dedication and display of offerings to gods whose names we do not know. The sacred spots on the slopes of the citadel were connected by an ancient path, called the Peripatos, that circled the Acropolis and intersected the Panathenaic Way at the western approach. It is also likely that most (if not all) of the North Slope was within the sacred area at the foot of the Acropolis known as the Pelargikón.
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In this area we recommend Ava Hotel and Suites, on Lysicratous Street. Featuring neoclassical décor with carefully chosen wallpaper and furnishings, all rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and soundproofed and all rooms have a private balcony or terrace.
Each has a fully equipped kitchenette, as well as a seating area with a 32” flat-screen TV. A DVD library is provided free of charge and free Wi-Fi is available throughout.