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Philopappos Hill

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Address: Athens 105 55, Greece
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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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When you reach the top of the hill you can admire the charm of Athens , the visit worth the hiking effort . BE CAREFUL THE ROCK IS VERY SLIPPERY .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Georges K
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Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you reach the top of the hill you can admire the charm of Athens , the visit worth the hiking effort . BE CAREFUL THE ROCK IS VERY SLIPPERY .

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a nice walk, close to the Acropolis Museum. In the site you see the Socrates prison, and afterwards going upwards towards the main monument. The view is beautiful, there aren't enough signs or explanations so we didn't make the most out of it. Recommended.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hill is easily accessible and provides a good view of the city. Do not visit of Ash Monday as is very crowded due to local celebrations.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend a walk along the stone pathways leading up Philopappou Hill. Sit a while on one of the benches and gaze at the Acropolis, what could be more peaceful and awe inspiring?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view from top.... Close to acropolis... If you have free time.. You can spend couple of hours here... For taking pictures..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic 360 degree view of the city only a small walk from the acropolis,really quite and peaceful after a busy day sight seeing.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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 January 11, 2017

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

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 December 23, 2016

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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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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