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Address: Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Relax in Athens

Lovely tree shaded walk up gentle hill to wonderful views across to the Parthenon and across Athens and down to Piraeus. Good restaurant for resting afterwards at bottom of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Stamford, United Kingdom

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely tree shaded walk up gentle hill to wonderful views across to the Parthenon and across Athens and down to Piraeus. Good restaurant for resting afterwards at bottom of the hill.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was there for catching the sunset and yes it was stunning! From this point, we can see Acropolis standing magnificently on the hills, facing the golden red sun setting down in the horizon. Such a precious moment!!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This hill is a short distance from the Acropolis, yet it is incredibly quiet, tucked away from the crowds and hoards of people. It is an easy stroll to the monument with views of the Acropolis and the coast. You can view the prison of Socrates and the National Observatory. Although the theatre was closed when we visited, it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Dont take your grandma up there.. very slippery and no barriers. Definitely stay away if raining.. worth a look

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Firstly the walk up the hill can be a difficult one especially on a hot day. The walk down easier but slippery stones can be dangerous so be careful. The Monument on top of the hill which can be seen from various parts of Athens is a site worth visiting. The views from here as amazing and it was not... More 

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Philadelphia
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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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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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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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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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