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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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Stunning view after a short easily accessible hike and a sunset picnic

A local told us about the hill. We went up in the morning and couldn't believe the views of the acropolis .and of Athens. Opened your eyes to a real 360 degree view of Athens the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Nhulunbuy, Australia
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Nhulunbuy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A local told us about the hill. We went up in the morning and couldn't believe the views of the acropolis .and of Athens. Opened your eyes to a real 360 degree view of Athens the surrounding hills right to the sea. People were hiking through regularly but not the amount of tourists else where. We went back for sunset... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful hill with breathtaking view of the Acropolis on one side and all the way to Piraeus on the other. Wonderful for hiking or just for taking in some green fresh air. Fairly easy for walking, good paths.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A short stroll along Dionisios Areopagitis St, you go up a gently, slow meandering hill. At the top you get a 360 degree view of Athens and the best view to take pictures of the Acropolis. It is quiet (relatively) and you can absorb and be absorbed by philosophical thoughts. Pretty romantic at sunset as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take one of three different trails to explore this hill! Free of charge to see the monument, 'Socrates Prison', & ancient walls. The observatory charges a fee, but the views of Athens are stunning from the top! Go early to avoid the heat & wear good support shoes!

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has shade, a few interesting sites (Church of Agios Demetrios (read the somewhat xenophobic history of the church), Socrates Prison, Pnyx, Deme of Koile, and more), and great views. For a relaxing stroll, this park is great.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet tree-shaded area in downtown Athens with beautiful views on the city, the Acropolis and the distant sea.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up to Philopappos Hill just before the sunset and had a really fantastic time looking at the best view on all of Athens. Great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good views over the city with Mt Lycabettus in view, Have a choice of the original steep, uneven steps or the modern safer steps to access the top. Can be slippery when wet but worth it for the views. At the base to the entrance for the acropolis so worth a visit en route to the main attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the hill are amazing in the evening when the Acropolis comes to life in the night lights.Best time to climb the hill is in the evening and you can catch an equally amazing sunset.After the sun sets the Acropolis is lit and you can see stunning views of the The main gateof Acropolis,Parthenon,Erectheion lit in golden lights.... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to go for a walk in Athens. Have in mind you will need to have comfy shoes and a bottle of water in the summer. Specially in the evenings its just great to walk there. Great view of Athens city all around, and magnificent sunsets!

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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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