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“Worth climbing all the way up” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Filopappos Hill

Filopappos Hill
Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 205 Attractions in Athens
Type: Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Worth climbing all the way up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Once we reached the top, the views were amazing. Worth going in the morning when it isn't as hot, as the climb as quite a workout but fun.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Well worth the hot walk up the hill, fab views of the city and Acropolis from the top. There is plenty of shade too, which makes the walk easier.

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“What a gorgeous day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Filapappos Hill was a great way to spend a Sunday late morning/early afternoon in Athens. The hike was easy - monuments well marked and explained - and the view at the top was simply awesome. A panoramic 360 degree view of Athens. You could see everything from Acropolis Hill to Piraeus - to
Lykavittos Hill. If you want a more "off the beaten track" kind of hike/day, this could be it. Take a lunch and a bottle of wine to enjoy it on one of the many benches and soak it all in. Enjoy!

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“restful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We only had time for a short walk round but specifically wanted to go to Pnyx Hill to see the famous views of the Parthenon. Glad we did. While buses, taxis, and crowds were milling about just a few minutes away at the roundabout/ drop off point, we strolled through shaded groves (sorry, couldn't resist the word) and only met few dog walkers. Then we sat on the rocks near the spot where, according to my Frommer's guide, Pericles must have argued for funds to build the Parthenon.

Visited October 2013
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“Rewards the patient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This area rewards patient exploration, as there are lots of hidden sites surrounding it. The monument on the top of the hill is nice, but there's a lot more to see! Take your time and stroll for an hour or two, and you'll be rewarded.

Visited September 2013
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