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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There are some lovely views on the hill, plus the opportunity to see the real birthplace of democracy. We enjoyed the visit and made friends with a passing tortoise at pnyx! We didn't see any robberies or experience it ourselves, though I did notice some very shady men, all sitting alone and watching us. Definitely somewhere to be extra vigilant... More 

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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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

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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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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