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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 #30 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Cultural
Owner description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Cultural
Owner description: A hill outside of Athens containing a theater for watching the sound and light show on the Acropolis.
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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138 helpful votes 138 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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