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Filopappos Hill

Address: Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #13 of 179 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We walked from our Airbnb apartment near the Acropolis. It was an easy climb and the views were well worth it

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Canterbury, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A pleasant open pine forest walk to the monument on top and views of Athens and the sea. Had it to ourselves at 9 in the morning. Able to polish off a hearty breakfast afterwards feeling just a bit smug!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Views were magnificent......loved the peace and lack of tourists after the hustle of the Acropolis.....Best bit chancing upon Socrates Cave.

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Dunedin, Florida
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not many others were climbing this fairly tall hill next to the Acropolis on the day I was here. Nicely wooded paths and cool temps made it enjoyable for me. Great views from the top were my reward; from the sea to the mountains beyond the Acropolis. Nice photos of the Acropolis from the top.

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Zaventem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The way up the Filopappos hill is not easy to find. Once you get to the end of Dionysiou Areopagitou, you need to take a walkway up the hill and than turn off onto a small unpaved path with stairs. It is only a 15 minute walk, but once on the top, you get a fantastic view of the Acropolis,... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Athens. Go there early in the morning to get the most impressive pictures of Acropolis. Beautiful walk on marble steps surrounded by olive trees. Get a good pair of shoes though, as it might be a bit slippery.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can see sunset from there it has amazing view and you can get hundred of pictuers from Acropolice in the sunset .

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is in the other side off Acropolis. We hike there and we had the most amazing views!!! Beautiful pictures from all around!!It is shaded with allots off trees all the way,so not to worry if is warm day.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A favourite location for both Athenians and tourists, Filopappos Hill is conveniently close to both Monasteraki and Acropolis metro stations and the perfect choice for a Sunday stroll if you are in Athens on a Sunday. Why a Sunday? We found the ramble up and down the hill enhanced by the singing from two Greek Orthodox Chapels located on the... More

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Bowdoinham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I had hiked up to Filopappos monument essentially in the dark with my friend Yioryis but as you can imagine in the dark there's not much to see. So in the morning many hours before my friends even considered getting out of bed I packed up my camera stuff and hiked back up that hill to see not only the... More

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