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Philopappos Hill

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Address: Athens 105 55, Greece
Phone Number: 302108707000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Located adjacent to the Acropolis, Filopappos (Philopappos) Hill is a lovely retreat from the crowds often found around the Acropolis itself. There are many paths leading to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located adjacent to the Acropolis, Filopappos (Philopappos) Hill is a lovely retreat from the crowds often found around the Acropolis itself. There are many paths leading to the top of the hill from which there are superb views, not only of the Acropolis and the Parthenon but the whole area surrounding Athens whch can be seen through virutally 360 degrees.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good free access to this hill beside the Acropolis giving an excellent view of the old town and beyond plus a good photo opportunity for the Acropolis.

Thank BT3rd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the walk in Philopappos hills.View of Acropolis is amazing.Also City of Athens.Be there during Sunset.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a quiet place, perfect for contemplation. I was alone here, on a sunny day, and sat there for a bit with some water and snacks.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited almost all of hills around Acropolis and this one was our top choice for a sunset as well as on Acropolis. Apart from photo opportunities, there are some points of interest too, ancient monument very well preserved.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From this hill, you get an amazing view of the Acropolis from a different angle. There is also a monument to a Roman consul who apparently was also a philhellene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice bit of greenery and nature not far from the Acropolis (there is not much of that in Athens). The entrance to the walk up the hill is situated along the pleasant pedestrianized road around the Acropolis which appears to be much loved by locals and is well utilized during the evening. It wasn't such a difficult walk up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing view of the city of Athens. Including the view of the Acropolis hill. Very impressive and interesting.

Thank Ori L
Province of Terni, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the hill there was the Prison of Socrates and the monument Philopappou which was built by the Athenians in the second century. B.C. in honor of the king of Syria, Gaius Julius Antiochus, grandson of Old V, known as Philopappou. The monument is 12 meters high and is represented by Philopappo images and his family   On the hill... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice to rise the hill, and not too tireding. Pay attention at night: even if the town is more beautiful, the darkness of the path (no lights at all) makes a bit dangerous the walk.

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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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