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Filopappos Hill

Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #19 of 200 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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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The path to reach the top of the hill is very nice, and when you reach it, you will have an interesting view all over Athens, Pirea, etc... Don't miss it after Acropol !

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

You got to go to this place during and after Sunset. View of Acropolis and Parthenon with sky changing colors is unbelievable. And when the light comes out, you will be taking loads of pictures. Make sure you take a camera with a good tripod for low light photography.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

family loved the walk to filopappos. great pictures can be taken from here with acropolis in the rear. take bottled water with you if its a hot day!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The long climb is rewarded by both the Roman monument and spectacular views of the city. Beware, in summer it can get very hot and is a bit rough on young children. Don't forget to look for the giant tortoises lurking in the shrubbery!

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't miss Filopappos Hill if you are in the centre of Athens. Except from the monument and a beautiful view of the city of Athens, you will witness an amazing sunset if you get there at the correct time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Go there in the afternoon about an hour before sunset. The sun is posisioned behind you and it is the best time for a photograph of the Acropolis. As the Acropolis is lit up at night you might stay for taking shots of it illuminated.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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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