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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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Easy pathway down, not so easy up.

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

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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

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