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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 #33 of 198 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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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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278 reviews 278 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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405 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
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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211 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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11 attraction reviews
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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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Rather than dwell unnecessarily on the history of this place I would like to emphasize instead that you will enjoy the scenic beauty of this place . I think it is one of the most beautiful scenic spots of Athens and definitely a place to visit . Outstanding to be here at sunset when the monument is lit and the... More

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Granada, Spain
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Pnyx was the place where the politicians of Ancient Greece were debating and voting and taking decisions. This is the cradle of democracy. Great place to relax after touring Athens, it's in the midst of nature, very quiet, and offers great view of the Parthenon.

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Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After visiting Acropolis Museum, we decided to get away of the crowds, by climbing up Filopappu Hill. It was so relaxing walking under pine trees, among chamomile flowers.. We saw Socrates' caves, don't miss St George's church, a little architectural gem, on the way up. You get the best view of Acropolis from the monument of Filopappou and you get... More

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