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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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Great views and place but robbery risk very real

My wife and I went on our last day 27th Feb 2015. This hill is literally across the road from the Acropolis has historical sights and stunning views across Athens. It should... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went on our last day 27th Feb 2015. This hill is literally across the road from the Acropolis has historical sights and stunning views across Athens. It should receive great views as should Athens and the Greek people. However, like others on here we were robbed by two immigrant men dressed in black both with knives,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Wear your snickers and start going up to the hill. Make sure you mind your step as marbles tend to be a bit slippery, also avoid going when the sun is really hot. Excellent for a unique view of athens!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Filopappos (Philopappou) Hill offers some of the best views of the Acropolis and Athens, but be WARNED! It has become a very dangerous area even in broad daylight. My friend and I were visiting this sight during mid-morning and got mugged by a guy wielding about a 7 inch knife. He grabbed everything we had (cameras, phones, money). Later in... More 

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a beautiful view of the city but its not worth it. If you really wish to go up and see it take a big group of people. My husband and I made it to the top and while we were taking pictures two men came at us with knives and took all our money and camera. Police said... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just got back from a weekend in Athens. First off, I want to say that I wish I had seen the TripAdvisor reviews regarding this landmark before I left for Athens (especially those rated as "Terrible"). If I had I would have avoided this place at all cost. I encourage anyone who is considering adding this landmark to your itinerary... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Date of incident: Sunday, February 22 9:30am My wife and I decided that we'd make Filopappos Hill the first stop on our Sunday morning tour. After a quick tour of the base of the Acropolis we started to make our way up. At the lowest level we noticed one guard stand and a jogger or two. As we made our... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Whilst in Athens this is a place you must come to to see some outstanding views of the Acropolis, Lycavittos Hill, Piraeus, and on a clear day views Peloponnese. Enjoy a quiet location far away from the tourists and bask in the sun whilst viewing the ancient sites.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wonderful sight and wonderful walking! Definetely to be visited if you like to walk in the nature. One of the best places for a look of the whole city. Not to be missed!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were sent here by advice of a local travel agent. We made it to the top and took gorgeous pictures- it is a beautiful view of Athens. On our way down we were robbed by two men with tactical knives. They took our money and our phones. This happened at 1 p.m. on a bright, sunny... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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