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Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
30-1-922-6210-(sound-&-light-show)
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Ranked #35 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Monuments/ Statues
Description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound and light show on the Acropolis.
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Athens, Greece
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There isn't anything to see in Ariosto Pagos rock. It is has a historical importance though. It is free and open even nights. Avoid it during night because it isn't surveilled. Be aware of the broken bottles if you wear flip flops. It had a great view from Acropolis and the Plaka district below.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's an amazing and romantic place that everyone who comes to Athens should visit. I think that this is mostly for couples to watch the sunset...with the unbelievably perfect view. Moreover, it's a good place for friends night out. I went there with my friends and it was awesome, there were some people who have got a guitar, we were... More

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Paris
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151 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a 10 mn climb through the park you are rewarded with fantastic views, not least on the Acropolis.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you missed this one, then why on Earth were you in Athens? This hill trio is next to Acropolis (the path starts literally from the basement of Acropolis), so it's just a logical follow-up. A path to to Philopappou in indescribably beautiful! Pavement, park, woods, nature, smell. This would be your most enjoyable walk in Athens. Very, very beautiful.... More

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

if you are trying to walk off too many visits to restaurants, this is the walk to take. easily found and very scenic though do it early. in summer it can be very difficult with lits of steps! well worth it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

In fact,Arios Pagos(areopagus-Ares' rock) is just a tiny rocky formation where the ancient greeks used to judge their criminals.Nothing to see now, just arid rocks ...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I really liked this place. It was a nice walk up and a very quiet place as well. Its a nice place to visit if you have the time and the fitness to do it. From the top, you can easily spot the Acropolis and you would also have a nice view of the bay and the coast. Its a... More

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Saint Louis
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Filopappou hill is very quiet, not touristy and still quite entertaining. It's right across the way from the Acropolis but hardly anyone was there on our visit. I got the impression many people often overlook it. It's worth it just for the stroll but it has awesome views of the city and great historical significance.

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