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Philopappos Hill

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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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Interesting and was historical. The museum works well with the site. Worth visiting and is not full of touristst

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting and was historical. The museum works well with the site. Worth visiting and is not full of touristst

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a hike up Philopappos Hill and the adjacent Pnyx. In spite of having visited Athens a couple of times before, I never went there and was pleasantly surprised. Good walking paths, relatively well signposted. At the Pnyx you can see the old bema and traces of the old assembly and sanctuary. At the top of the "Hill of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is very famous and fantastic , it is high from the city and the view above is amazing, a must visit place.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's more of a mountain than a hill in our opinion. It was quite a climb up but definitely worth it. We were surprised from the amazing view on the top, you can see the all the city, the ocean, the acropolis in a 360 degrees view. Simply breathtaking. We even skipped going to Mt. Lycacabettus since it's the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of scenic spots that I love in Athens. You can see the Acropolis and take beautiful pictures!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk is easily accessible from Monastiraki, and when you get to the summit you get a breath taking view of the Acropolis, and lovely views over Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to get photos of the Acropolis. Not a long walk though some of the paths can be slippery as you climb the hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see Acropolis from best angle Philopappos Hill is the right place to go. Hill is not hard to climb. There is steps. It will take you 10-15 minutes to climb the highest point. You should take beverage and maybe snacks with you. Cause there is no place to buy something up there. You can see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climbed this hill around 6pm having just arrived in Athens. Excellent viewing spot and it enabled us to get our bearings as regards this city and its main sights. Athens is a city you can walk around in the coolness of autumnal days. We waited up on the hill for the sun to set ...amazing light and reflections....highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing views from the top of the hill especially at night.it is where professional photographers take shots of the acropolis.i went here twice and followed the paths to the top the 1st time which is hard going.2nd time it was 10 mins through the trees following marble steps which the locals themselves use

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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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