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Philopappos Monument

Filopappos Hill, Athens 104 38, Greece
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Go For The Views, Not For The Monument

You can see the Monument to the Muses from the Acropolis. While we were at the Acropolis, our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vern C
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Mount Vernon, Washington
Gorgeous views

We stumbled upon this monument and view while walking around Athens. It was amazing. Set in a park... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JulieGator
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Filopappos Hill, Athens 104 38, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the Monument to the Muses from the Acropolis. While we were at the Acropolis, our guide had said that Philopappos Hill was a great place to view the sunset, so my daughter and I took a casual stroll to the top just...More

Thank vern C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this monument and view while walking around Athens. It was amazing. Set in a park, we just followed the signs. It was up high, but I never felt like I was walking forever. Once we got to the top, I couldn't believe...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This monument was in my guide book, and it does not look anything special, although I suppose if you are into the history and culture it would be good to see. Free to access the park and you can get close to the mounment. I...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This is an ancient Greek mausoleum and monument dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos, a prince from the Kingdom of Commagene. It is located on Mouseion Hill in Athens southwest of the Acropolis. There are a few winding paths leading up to the monument....More

Thank TangCS74
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, the monument at the top of the hill isn’t well preserved. There are no heads on the people or horses but the view from the hill makes up for it. It’s a shame this can’t be repaired. It highlights what skills we’ve lost over...More

Thank Robert Keith S
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

The two-story structure is dedicated to Gaius Julius Philopappos, the Prince of the Kingdom of Commagene, who lived in the 1st century and died in 116. His sister Julia Babilla erected a tomb monument and the whole hill is known today as Philopappos Hill. The...More

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This monument and mausoleum, erected in honor of Roman senator Philopappos in 119 AD, is the crowning glory of Philopappos Hill. You can see this monument from almost everywhere in Athens and a walk up the hill allows you to finally see this 12 metre...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

The Philopappos monument sits atop of the muse hill and can be seen from plenty of locations around the city. From afar it appears as an ancient structure protruding a wooded forest. It can be seen clearly from the Acropolis. At night the monument is...More

Thank Tom J
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Great views from here. The monument has seen quite a bit of damage over the years. Looks good when lit up but I visited during the day.

Thank KevinRayment
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The view from this hill in the monument's area is amazing. You can be on the top of the city and see everything from there.

Thank Elena P
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Nearby
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
...More
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