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Filopappos Hill

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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, picturesque and turtles!

While the spectacle of the Acropolis brings a heavy, steady flow of tourists (and rightfully so) Filopappos hill offers a far more subdued atmosphere while still contributing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Hillerod, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While the spectacle of the Acropolis brings a heavy, steady flow of tourists (and rightfully so) Filopappos hill offers a far more subdued atmosphere while still contributing great views of the city's most recognised landmark. There's lots to see on the walk up to the Hill's main monument. You can veer off and visit tombs, churches and other places of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Climb up, relax for a while and take magnificient pictures! Good view to the Acropolis and to the seaside of Athens! Very romantical at sunset.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Everyone visiting Athens has to make time for this. It is only an easy 15 minute walk up a path for this great view of the Acropolis and the rest of the city. We went midday in July and there were only one or two other people up at the top of the hill. It's a nice relaxing walk and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's an easy walk up the hill but the views make you feel you have been on a big hike. It's great to see the sea and all the possibilities of the Greek Islands but as always it seems the parthenon is the star of the show. So well worth seeing from every angle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Don't bother climbing the other Hill if you're far from it. This has amazing views of the acropolis and the rest of Athens

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Filopappos hill (as well as muses hill and nymphs hill in same place) has the best view of Acropolis, especially when lighted at night time. Also quite tranquil place, nice panorama towards the sea, other places - 7 seets (that is quite interesting!), some tombs, Socratos prison.. But have in mind that people still reporting about robberies, etc. so better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful view to Acropolis and city. Some forest, not too much people. Good paths all the way up. Some other ruins too beside Filopappos monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I recently spent several days in Athens, so I had plenty of time to include Filopappos hills. This was honestly one of the best things i did in Athens. I luckily picked a day with great weather to hike the hills. I was impressed with the amazing views and I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon spent hiking around the area. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

When in Athens this should be a must. You may walk the hill without having a lot of noisy tourist around you. Here you can walk in your own pace and have a fantastic view over the town and a very nice view to Acropolic and Lycabetis hill. A really nice and green area - a quiet place in a... More 

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