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Filopappos Hill

Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #21 of 188 attractions in Athens
Type: Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic and admire the breathaking views.
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Athens, Greece
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Do not miss to visit Filoppapou hill when visiting Acropolis. Try to notice the deeply elegant architectural work of the path leading you there, realized by Dimitris Pikionis a great architect. The views are breathtaking. Try to visit early in the morning to get the best out of it!

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Berlin, Germany
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice spot for viewing the Acropolis from (almost) the front side. Great for taking photographs of it. Best visited shortly before sunset. Best light and also very nice view of the sun setting over the bay of Athens...

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The area of Fillopappos Hill had awesome sunset views of the Acropolis. It also is an area filled with it's own history and historic road and ruins. I felt as though I were in a great city park and an archeological museum at the same time. Locals were having their place among the tourists. It was a peaceful and beautiful... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our last day in Athens, Greece was "April Fool's Day." Wouldn't you know it, our planned day trip to Aegina Island was cancelled due to a Ferry Boat Strike, so we spent an entire day doing various activities that we would probably have missed otherwise --- this is one of them. The "Hill" is not really much, compared to Lycavittos... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was the absolute highlight of my trip to Athens!! The view from the top of the hill is utterly incredible and it offers the best possible view of the Acropolis. It is a bit of a climb but not as steep as the Acropolis and much quieter as fewer tourists tend to venture up there. I really would recommend... More

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South East
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Filopappos Hill was well worth the climb. The view from the summit was amazing! You will get great photos of the Acropolis from the front, including the Temple of Athena Nike. And a view right down across Athens to Piraeus. Don't miss the Prison of Socrates on the way down. It's a bit grim!

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

On Clean Monday you will find this hill packed with families picnicking and flying their kites. Situated just opposite the Acropolis, this wooded hill is often overlooked by Tourists since it doesn't have any notable ancient ruins. But what it does have is the best, uninterrupted view of the Acropolis and beyond, in Central Athens. A lovely wooded park that... More

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Athens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Easy to get, nice view of Athens and pleasant walk. The monument of Filopappos is also interesting (though nothing like the Acropolis).

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Zagreb
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hill is really in the midst of Athens and it is not difficult to climb. You will be awarded by spectacular view of the Acropolis but will also be able to get a better perception of the size of the whole city. Bring some food and have a picknic.

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Moscow, Russia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This green, shady hill is a paradise for those who are tired of crowded, noisy Athens; for those seeking for fresh air, beautiful sunsets over Piraeus and scenic views of Acropolis. Highly recommended for walks! However, we didn't notice any lanterns here so it may be a problem to return after sunset (especially if you're a girl). Beware! Also, there... More

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