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Filopappos Hill

Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #21 of 198 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Near the entrance of Acropolis is the Filopappos Hill. It is free. It had a nice church Named Loubardiaris and many benches. Inside it is a small amphitheater named Dora Stratou with summer performances of folklore dancers. Avoid it during nights.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

this was a beautiful hike up the hillside, very scenic, and reaching the top you get to see all around Athens. Great photo opportunities, with a nice monument there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The views in the day of the area and Acropolis is lovely.At night leaded by some locals we were directed to this sight where we saw the Acropolis lit up which was magical

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A short hike to the top (Philopappou's Monument) gives a breathtaking 360 view of Athens, and a good look at the Acropolis from afar. Good place to go for a relaxing afternoon.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We made our way up Filopappos late one afternoon. It is an easy walk up from the north western side of the acropolis, probably 15 minutes. We made our way up from the area where the buses stop to drop off for the Acropolis.There was only one other lot of people on the top of the hill, so we just... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's a little rocky hill with stairs up it. Offers the best views of the Acropolis we had in our limited time. We were there in the morning, not too many people on the hill so we had some relatively "stranger free" pictures. Kids enjoyed climbing on the hill as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The views here are outstanding. Very few people there. The entrance is just across from the parking area of the Acropolis. It is an easy walk uphill. We were there at 9 AM in the morning so no one there. We did not have any trouble with folks bothering us (taking our packs or such) as noted by others. Got... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the places to go in Athens, preferably during the evening on clear days. Nice panoramic views of Athens. Do go up from the road and not the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Inside the center of Athens ,this amazing hill gives you the feeling that you are a part of the history. The people that walked here before centuries created that we call West civilization.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Went there twice ! During afternon & night to take pictures ! Amazing !! I saw some coments about people that got stolen, but actualy it was very calm up there!

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