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Filopappos Hill

Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #23 of 194 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Walk along the Dionysiou Areopagitou past the Acropolis Museum and up to the Monumet of Filopappus, through cypress and olive trees. The site was beautifully landscaped in the 1950s, and provides a wonderfully peaceful way to see the Acropolis, from the Filopappus monument, away from the crowds. There is also a charming, tiny, ancient church nestling among the trees, with... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's an amazing view from Filopappos Hill! Be sure to find out when the Greek dancers are performing if you're going in the summer. I missed them because I didn't know about the show or the time until I got up to the top of the hill.

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Finksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

It's well worth taking a 15 minute walk from the acropolis to see this monument. It has an excellent 360' view of Athens. You also see some pretty amazing views of the Parthenon from a distance but slightly above it. After you return down check out Socrates prison. We were told by a worker there that this was first thought... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Filopappos Hill is smack next to the Acropolis, but it seems nobody goes there which is a shame. Walk just a little and you'll see the Pnyx, the very spot on earth where democracy was invented. Walk down a side path and see the cave where Socrates was held prisoner and was eventually forced to take his own life. These... More

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