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Address: Athens 105 55, Greece
Phone Number: 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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Philopappos Hill / Athens

The Philopappos Monument, a nice visit for any time, an amazing view to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, this hill is a fascinating experience, important monuments, as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Philopappos Monument, a nice visit for any time, an amazing view to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, this hill is a fascinating experience, important monuments, as the prison of Socrates etc., the Philopappos Monument, the funerary monument has a hight of about 12 m, is decorated and sculpted, for Philopappos and his family.

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Ravensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Philopappos hill is the most spectacular sight in Athens as you have the best view ig the Acropolis from there. Go there in the Evening and enjoy the sundowner!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely walk up this hill through the many paths dotted with picnic tables and entertaining areas for the kids to run about. Once you reach the top, you are rewarded with stunning views of Athens and the Acropolis on one side and the Aegean on the other. Beautiful walk for a leisurely day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Those hills are close to the city center and big enough to have a Nice walk and escape the crowded city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Athens must be visited once in your lifetime, some of the visitors I met have gone back time and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Athens and the views! Definitely worth going after all the museum trips and the sightseeing. It is worth going to the hills and having a look at the Acropolis. Take a camera and enjoy the views !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great resting point with view of Athens best landmarks. Also and good place for a photograph with Acropolis on the back.

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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place from where you have a wonderful view on the Acropolis but also on the Agora and the entire city ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort, although I must admit we only climbed first major rock (by entrance to The Acropolis). Lots of archeological interest but vast majority of people just seeking the best views, of which we were also guilty. Not too strenuous an effort, we simply walked uphill from Monastikiri Sq and it only took 10mins tbh. Lovely spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very worth the klimbing! Its an easy klimb and when you are on the top you have a beautifull view over the acropolis. We did it twice during sunset. Lovely! And not as toeristic as the Licabettes hill. You can wander around the slopes of the hill to find archeologic spots like the prison of Socrates and many other founds.

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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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