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Philopappos Hill

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Address: Athens 105 55, Greece
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302108707000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic...

This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic and admire the breathaking views.

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Great view

Great view to Acropolis and around the city. This is a free entrance hill even late night with extraordinary view. Great for a picnic or a glass of wine to enjoy in the sunset... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view to Acropolis and around the city. This is a free entrance hill even late night with extraordinary view. Great for a picnic or a glass of wine to enjoy in the sunset... For those interested also in history should check Socrates prison, Greek folk dance theathre and Pnyx too.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For sure the best place we visited in Athens. From the top the view is breathtaking! You can see all the way til the coast in Pireus and Glyfada, the city og Athens 360 degrees all around the hill. Green, clean and fresh walk around the park and the hills.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a historic place, on the top of which, is situated the most characteristic building of this hill : an ancient Roman donation building of Filopappos, who gave his name to the hill. You can have a great 360 degrees view to Athens and also admire the sacred rock of the Acropolis. Highly recommended to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Philopappos Hill is a quiet small hill that has great view of Athens and the Acropolis. Bit windy during winter. Women be careful of perverts that hang around this hill, be wary of super friendly guys.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you reach the top of the hill you can admire the charm of Athens , the visit worth the hiking effort . BE CAREFUL THE ROCK IS VERY SLIPPERY .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a nice walk, close to the Acropolis Museum. In the site you see the Socrates prison, and afterwards going upwards towards the main monument. The view is beautiful, there aren't enough signs or explanations so we didn't make the most out of it. Recommended.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hill is easily accessible and provides a good view of the city. Do not visit of Ash Monday as is very crowded due to local celebrations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend a walk along the stone pathways leading up Philopappou Hill. Sit a while on one of the benches and gaze at the Acropolis, what could be more peaceful and awe inspiring?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view from top.... Close to acropolis... If you have free time.. You can spend couple of hours here... For taking pictures..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic 360 degree view of the city only a small walk from the acropolis,really quite and peaceful after a busy day sight seeing.

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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.
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