Philopappos Monument

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Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
How to get there
  • Neos Kosmos • 6 min walk
  • Syngrou Fix • 7 min walk
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,000 contributions
On top of the hill there is the Filopappos monument, which is pretty neat, although from further away it looked more impressive. It was nice to be there because the view from the monument was really cool.
Written January 13, 2022
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,838 contributions
The monument is quite nice but the views from this place are amazing. One can have a 360-degree view over Athens and stunning views over Acropolis and the sea.
Written December 7, 2021
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,169 contributions
Solo
The monument itself is just a ruin, kind of underwhelming, but the views from here, especially towards the acropolis, wow amazing!
Written November 18, 2021
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permia
Ireland37,813 contributions
It was thrilling to visit this famous hill, which has fabulous vistas both upon and from it. Opposite the equally if not more famous hill of the Acropolis, it’s well worth the ascent.

Outstanding is the richly well-preserved monument at its apogee that can be seen from afar. In grand Pentelic marble it honours a notable benefactor of Athens, who was a Prince of Upper Syria.

After he died in 116 CE his sister and the Athenians created the mausoleum, which was a most impressive edifice.

It was wonderful to arrive towards the end of the day, sit and enjoy the sun descending over the monument and city.
Written July 29, 2020
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PaulrSunderland
Sunderland, UK246 contributions
Friends
Walked up early one morning and the views from the top both towards the sea and over the city were spectacular.. Highly recommended
Written February 8, 2020
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jordanellie41
Bolton, UK840 contributions
The monument sits at the top of Philopappos Hill and is worth seeing in it's own right. However, even if you're not interested in it you must come here for the city views. Whilst the views from Areopagus Hill are stunning, these views are better! You get the same great views of the city but from the other side with the sea as a backdrop, but the views you get of the Acropolis are far better because you see it from the side and not just the back and therefore see much more of it.
Written January 1, 2020
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DonCesar
Nuremberg, Germany2,030 contributions
Couples
The monument is better from afar, but the area around it is a must in Athens, amazing views of the Acropolis.
Written December 13, 2019
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Nonapama
Kincumber, Australia1,056 contributions
Solo
The monument itself is not all that exciting to me but the view from around it is extraordinary and well work the walk up the Hill of the Muses. There are a number of archeological sites on the way up the hill which add to the experience. Many of the better known sites are clearly visible from the top including views to the coast.
Written November 4, 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,348 contributions
Located at the top of Philopappos Hill (Hill of Muses) the monument itself is interesting, but what makes the climb worth while is the view across to the Acropolis on the hill opposite. The monument itself is a mausoleum for, logically, a man named Philopappos who dies in 116 AD , and its location apparently, on top of a hill, shows how respected he was in Athenian society. You can see the Prison of Socrates at the base of the hill before or after your climb.
Written September 22, 2019
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MeganMarieBy
Minneapolis, MN23 contributions
We came up to watch the sunset at the suggestion of a local guide. We had been to Mt. Lycabettus the night before and this was a welcome haven to the crowds of people we encountered there. The view was amazing, views of both the acropolis and the sea. Highly recommend coming at sunset. It’s a bit of a hike up but well worth it.
Written September 15, 2019
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