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Filopappos Hill

Address: Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic and admire the breathaking...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Take it from a local, if you wanna go for a walk, this is the place (or Lycabetous hill). Make sure not to get lost!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A must visit while in the acropolis area. Amazing views and great romantic place for couples (many locals visit this place).

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really nice walking and view. Before arriving at the top, you can see Socrate's prison and a really nice little church. You can turn right after the church and get in a really panoramic point to the Acropolis, then you can come back to the church and follow directions to the filopappos monument and have a really nice walking and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were walking up the hill ehen we suddenly came upon some dogs. Two dogs were on a leash and they were quite aggressive, a third dog was not on a leash and was very curious (but friendly). A man came walking by with a pack of dogs on leashes and all of the dogs started barking. Suddenly a stray... More 

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stumbled upon this place, thinking we were at the "other" hill in Athens. We couldn't find "the gondola" and decided just to walk our way to the top without it. At the top we realized we weren't at "That Hill" and found that we had actually made our way to a terrific treat. This unspoiled and less-frequently visited hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This is another very good part of the city with amazing view full of ancient anf very modern sights of Athens.Very green part of the city with plenty of good cafes and restaurants,so it is always,in the meantime,a good option to take a seat at any of those and enjoy the scenery and athmosphere while having yr snacks or drinks.Strongly... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Filopappos Hill offers a fantastic panoramic view of Athens! You can even see the Acropolis from here. We enjoyed the peacefulness on top of the hill, yet at the same time, you can faintly hear the bustling sounds of Athens. It was so amazing. Definitely a must go if you have the time. We were there about sunset time.... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was a nice walk and close to the entrance of the Acropolis. Worthwhile doing to get another perspective of the Acropolis and greater Athens, it also has ancient meanings which you can look up and think about while walking the light cover of forest. it's nice to get a feel of what the vegetation was like before all of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Filopappos Hill itself is a lovely little hike, however be careful traveling by yourself as I was mugged at knife point. The police never came after waiting 30 minutes, but the nice woman I stayed with at the tourist hut told me it was extremely common that travelers were being mugged on the hill.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The views are great, monument is not worth writing home about. The Pnyx rocks are on your way to the hill and it is worth visiting due to their historic importance. The walk up the hill is pleasant, dotted with history and ruins. It is free and the view is great.

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