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Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills

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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
Phone Number: 30-1-922-6210-(sound-&-light-show)
Description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound and...
A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound and light show on the Acropolis.
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The walk up to the hill isn't too steep, takes about 10 minutes if you walk briskly. If the weather is nice it's a really pretty walk, and the view is one of the best in the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The walk up to the hill isn't too steep, takes about 10 minutes if you walk briskly. If the weather is nice it's a really pretty walk, and the view is one of the best in the city. You can see all the way to the ocean with a great view of the acropolis and the areopagus. On the summit... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Areos pagos, Ares hill or Mars Hill for romans, is easy to find, right beneath the Acropolis of Athens. The walk to the summit is pleasant, bur rocks you climbing at are rather slippery, so good walking shoes are to prefer. there is no particular archaeological remains on the site, but views to Acropolis and towards Athen city are among... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Philopappou Hill offers some of the best views of the Acropolis and Athens, but be WARNED! It has become a very dangerous area even in broad daylight. My friend and I were visiting this sight during mid-morning and got mugged by a guy wielding about a 7 inch knife. He grabbed everything we had (cameras, phones, money). Later in the... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A nice walking in the nature and in the history. Very interesting for both of the reasons. Advisable above all at sunset!

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London
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141 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You could easily miss this, as it is tucked away, yet the Pnyx is probably one of the most significant sites in Athens, being the birthplace of Athenian democracy. It's located in a public park, with the entrance in a side street off Apostolou Pavlou, and you walk up a steep pathway to find the remains of the structure that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wander this old site, with not much left to see but beautiful setting opposite Acropolis and explanatory panels helping to fill in some of the missing details.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you go to Athens and see the Acropolis you will see this huge statue in the distance. It is a good hike, but well worth the trip. The area is quiet and peaceful and the reliefs on the monument are some of the best preserved in the area.

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Fryazino, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Pnyx. Now it's really difficult to recognise a huge theatre where Athenians called meetings in a stepped sloping hill, but information stands will help you. Nice walk in a piney wood.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was a nice walk with interesting ruins to watch on the way, and the view from the top was amazing!

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Athens, Greece
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perfect promenade around Acropolis, ideal for sunny but not very hot days. Relaxing and interesting, full of people and things to do, visit sites, go to museum, eat, drink and walk. From Arios Pagos full view of Athens, although you will need a bit of "climbing". Take a walk to Philopappou hill into the trees, or keep going from Acropolis... More 

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