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Philopappos Hill

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Address: Athens 105 55, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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The most beautifull walk you can have in Athens !

The hill is accessible right after the New Museum of Acropolis and the Herod Atticus Odeon (metro Acropolis). On your left it's the sublime pedestrian road made by the historical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Eri S
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hill is accessible right after the New Museum of Acropolis and the Herod Atticus Odeon (metro Acropolis). On your left it's the sublime pedestrian road made by the historical Architect Dimitrios Pikionis that takes you up the hill. You may enjoy the forrest and the fresh air of the hill and of course the wonderful views of Acropolis and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing walk through many interesting sites, stunning views of Acropolis hill and whole Athens!!! Away from the city hassle and noise, an ideal spot to relax, and think like the Greek philosophers did... Don't miss the ''Pnika'', very historical spot , where significant politicians, generals and leaders of Ancient Athens had their speaches to the people, like Periklis,... More 

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That was the highlight of my trip in crowded Athens. I actually decided not to follow people lining up to get inside the Acropolis and instead wander on the little paved streets which little by little led me to the Philappos Hill and Muses Hill...The way up was so nice...no cars, no noise, no people! I hardly met anyone on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look its a place that will interest casual travelers, kite flyers and archaeologists. Athenians like to fly their kites there on Clean Monday at the start of Lent. Everyone else goes for the views and history, and there are plenty of explanatory panels all around to show you what you need to know. Dont miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please don't miss this little park with awesome views of Athens. From the top you can see the sun set on the sea or view the acropolis. There are some old ruins at the top but that's not really what makes it special. I think it's a great place for a picnic as there are little vignettes and picnic tables... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk up the historic hill of Philopapou and while en route to the top you will be able to stop at various historic sites and read about specific events - one of them being the Prison of Socrates. The path is well marked and the historic signs are both in Greek and English. Once at the top you will have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the main attraction but interesting as the site of a great battle. Nice wander up and down the hill. Well marked out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Spent a wonderful afternoon in November exploring Philopappos Hill. The views are wonderful and a nice breeze made it a pleasant climb on an otherwise hot day. We then crossed to see the Pnyx and loved it here too. A storm came from nowhere so we had an exciting run back down into the centre of the city amidst thunder... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

You can take a walk up this hill which is not to steep and not very crowded and get a great view of Athens and the Acropolis. What is really fascinating are the neighbourhoods clustered around this hill with a combination of new modern concrete apartment blocks and old classical houses. There are some good neighbourhood restaurants that you come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

You can reach the top in 15 minutes (suggest to do it at least before sunset) from the opposite site of the Akropolis' entrance. Once You are close to the monument, You've just to roll Your eyes in order to have 360-degrees view over Athens & Piraeus...

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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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