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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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A wonderful view all over Athens

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Oneofthesedays87
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Bologna, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Steep hill but, amazing view of Athens. If you are short on time this is the best place to go. You will get amazing pictures, and its very relaxing up there. I would be cautious on what shoes to wear. I wish I would have wore athletic shoes.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here third times, eating my lunches, taking pictures and looking for breathtaking scenery. You have paid particular attention to come here in night. It is a little bit scary but it deserves it.

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a grassy, tree covered hill across the road from the Acropolis. It is almost like a mini hike to the top, as you are walking on natural trails, but once there, it offers beautiful 360° views of the Acropolis on one side, and of the city down to the sea on the other sides. It's a quiet area,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being there at night was a remarkable moment. No one was there at night. Just me and a friend. The view is incredible and being on the same height as the Acropolis is an emotional moment.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where all the buses disgorge their tourists - and on the opposite side of the road to the Acropolis - you will find a road leading up to the Hill of the Muses. The walk up is well paved and easy, and you'll be rewarded with outstanding views of the entire Acropolis site.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice baby hike to the top of the hill and you get the best eye candy overlooking the glory of ancient Athens!

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you've "done" the Acropopolis, wander further along to Philopappos Hill. You will have this beautiful spot pretty much to yourself. The climb to the top is not hard and is mainly paved. It is well worth the minor effort to see the views over Athens as a whole and to get the best views of the Acropolis.

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really worth going out of your way to see. If you have time, sure. But otherwise, the top of the Acropolis offers better views. Supposedly Apostle Paul preached here so if you're religious then it contains some religious significance but other than that keep on moving.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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