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Address: Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic...
This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic and admire the breathaking views.
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Quiet in the midst of the crowds

I think the best views of the Acropolis are from the top of Philopappo Hill, which almost none of the tourists will see. That's a real pity, since we were almost alone at the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I think the best views of the Acropolis are from the top of Philopappo Hill, which almost none of the tourists will see. That's a real pity, since we were almost alone at the top of the hill (an easy 15 minutes walk), looking over at the tourists swarming the Acropolis like ants. You access it by walking past the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are hale and can walk well, this is a beautiful site. It does require being able to walk up and down hill, but is one of the most famous views of the Acropolis.

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My suggestion is that a day before going to the hill you should time the time the acropolis is lit up and go the following day a few minutes before its lit up. Be careful, cause it can be quite slippery and take comfortable non slip shoes. The hill is just under the Acropolis so when its lit up, you... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took the team up and walked down. Beautiful view from the top. Great spot to see all of Athens from above.

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Just south of the acropolis, if you have an extra hour it is worth walking to the top for views of the parthenon and south to the sea.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Walk past the Acropolis and continue on to Filopappos Hill for a fabulous view of Athens and the Acropolis. There is a church of interesting design at the base of the hill (Agios Dimitrios Loubariaris) and a number of mildly interesting ruins and artifacts on the hill itself. However, the real reason you should go here is the view from... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Filopappos Hill offers magnificent views of the Acropolis of Athens, so it is a perfect place to enjoy the scenic view and to take pictures. Also the festival of kites is held on Filopappos Hill every year on Clean Monday which is also a great event. The hill itself is a lovely park where you can just walk and relax.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Unless you are staying at a hotel which has amazing views of the Acropolis, then this is well worth a visit. It's just a quick walk up the hill round to another ancient monument (be sure to read all about it whilst up there) but then the views across the valley towards the Acropolis are absolutely stunning. It's a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Easy walk up and down, took about an hour in total (with quite a while hanging around at the top looking at the view). There's a small ruin at the top, still has some carvings in it. Potentially a bit of bouldering near the top too. You can get a really nice view of the Acropolis and the surrounding city... More 

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Hillerod, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Some great sights, but BEWARE OF THE STRAY DOGS!!! When I was visiting Filopappos Hill I was bitten by a stray dog, completely unprovoked. I was walking past a group of four-to-five stray dogs, and when I had almost passed them, one of them came from behind and bit me in the leg.

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Address: Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens

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