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Philopappos Monument

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Philopappos Monument

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Filopappos Hill, Athens 104 38 Greece
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permia wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland36,496 contributions1,602 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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PaulrSunderland wrote a review Feb 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom207 contributions41 helpful votes
Walked up early one morning and the views from the top both towards the sea and over the city were spectacular.. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: January 2020
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jordanellie41 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom833 contributions256 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DonCesar wrote a review Dec 2019
Nuremberg, Germany2,038 contributions434 helpful votes
The monument is better from afar, but the area around it is a must in Athens, amazing views of the Acropolis.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Nonapama wrote a review Nov 2019
Kincumber, Australia1,079 contributions188 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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