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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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Quiet place in city center

Wonderful view to Acropolis and city. Some forest, not too much people. Good paths all the way up. Some other ruins too beside Filopappos monument.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Akaa, Finland
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Akaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view to Acropolis and city. Some forest, not too much people. Good paths all the way up. Some other ruins too beside Filopappos monument.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I recently spent several days in Athens, so I had plenty of time to include Filopappos hills. This was honestly one of the best things i did in Athens. I luckily picked a day with great weather to hike the hills. I was impressed with the amazing views and I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon spent hiking around the area. I... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

When in Athens this should be a must. You may walk the hill without having a lot of noisy tourist around you. Here you can walk in your own pace and have a fantastic view over the town and a very nice view to Acropolic and Lycabetis hill. A really nice and green area - a quiet place in a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I wasn't expecting to see this place, I was walking to the Acropolis and I saw these stairs leading up to something so I went up, and I was stunned, it was here that I feel in love with Athens and Greece, a must do when in Athens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited Philopappos Hill on 25th March in the middle of the day. It was quiet up there as it was raining, also it was Independence Day so people were busy celebrating down below. I was robbed at knifepoint in much the same circumstances as others describe here. Phone, camera and cash taken. I went to the nearest police station... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

In a nice sunny day-which is so common in Athens-if you want the best views of the city and Acropolis it's a must to climb up Filopappous Hill Best time to visit is in the evening just before the sunset when the light and colors are at their best, then watch the sun dive into the sea and descend the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I would definitely recommend climbing Filopappous Hill at the end of your trip to Athens because it was really fun working out where everything was that we'd been to visit. The views are breathtaking and we were thrilled we saved the time to do it.

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I visited this hill twice on a recent trip to Athens. The first time was late in the afternoon for sunset. Great views over the Acropolis and back towards the sea. The second time was the next morning. After watching the sunrise from Areopagus Hill, I went back up Filopappos Hill. Unfortunately, this time was different: it was myself and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Worth the hike all the way up went up for sunset and was with about six of my friends so felt safe.. Walked down at night did not have any problems.. This is a must if your around the acropolis.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Only seen before in History Books and TV, this place is magnificent. You have a nice walk uphill, but you get the reward, when you are on the top.

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