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Filopappos Hill

Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 205 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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Escondido, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You can hike for hours on tough terrain without repeating your route! lots of history to look at on the way. A great way to get a workout. Don't fall off the cliff above the prison!

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San Jose, California
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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Interesting climb or walk to the top along a steep path and stairs. Very nice vantage point once on top. But the area can be very windy and can bring out the acrophobia in someone prone to it.

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Athens, Greece
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great view of almost the entire Attica basin. It is ideal for walking in nature with views of the Acropolis especially when the weather is nice. You can take the train and get off at Thisio, walk over there, then walk the streets of the district of Petralona (where there are many beautiful and picturesque restaurants to eat) and return... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's quite a walk to the top of the hill, but the view is well worth it. A visit to the Acropolis would be incomplete without coming up here for a great view of the whole Acropolis.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

this is worth the short walk up to the top where not only do you get great views of the acroplolis but also the coast line. It looks much higher than it us and we were surprised how quick and easy it was to climb.

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Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ok, you know how every major tourism destination has the popular snapshot of a monument that you always stumble upon, like the view of the Empire State Bld from the top of the Rock Cntr. or the view of the Opera from the Sydney Harbour. So, the view of the Acropolis from the top of Philopappos Hill is their athenian... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lovely for an hour or two to explore the paths, super views across the Acropolis and out towards Pireaus. Places for picnics around the lower slopes.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We climbed this hill in the middle of the day, not a great idea. Make sure you have plenty of water at hand. Best to go in the morning or late afternoon and make sure you're wearing appropriate footwear, I.e trainers or boots. It gets pretty hot at the top and amongst the trees but the views are stunning; there... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This climb at the end of the street from the Acropolis gives you a view to the sea and a 360 view of the city. Stunning. I was surprised to turn around and see 4 policemen at the top hiking and watching everyone....felt very safe! The graffiti at the site is sad. I'd think everyone would want to cherish these... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I saw Filopappos Hill from the Acropolis and wondered what it was. When I was done with the Acropolis, I walked down and got on to the trail leading up. It was a beautiful, wooded walk and not difficult. There was hardly anyone on the trails or at the top, and this during a Saturday when the Acropolis was just... More

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