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Philopappos Hill, Athens, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

You will get the perfect shots to the Parthenon and other Athens Spots without the massive amounts of people. Wear comfortable shoes as you will have to walk for a while on rough terrain. It is the only structure in the hill, so don't expect...More

Thank patmanke
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The Pnyx or Pnyx Hill was the official meeting place (ancient parliament) of the Athenian political democratic assembly (known as the Athenian Ecclesia) for most of the period of 507 to 300 BC. It has a flat stone speaker’s platform. Today, it is a place...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

The hill is a great place to go for a walk in the evening and watch the sun go down over the Acropolis. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed May 18, 2018

This small and rocky hill, beloved by tourists from around the world for some beautiful views of the city and the Acropolis, once played a huge role in the development of democracy. It was a meeting point of one of the earliest democratic assemblies in...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed May 6, 2018

If you want some great views of Athens, and the Acropolis, this is the place to go. It is an uphill walk, but I am a senior and did not have any problems. if you can do the Acropolis, you can do this. I loved...More

1  Thank Adventureglo61
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Located a short walk from the Acropolis the Pnyx provides a crowd free alternative sight with some brilliant views. Located within the same archeological site as Philopappus hill it is certainly worth stopping at when nearby. Knowing ancient Athenians gathered here to discuss matters in...More

2  Thank Tom J
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Arriving here is not difficult, you just need to follow the steps from the little church that you'll find on the main path on the right. You need to climb a bit, but the view is breathtaking. After seeing pnyx you can see more by...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed November 8, 2017

There is a huge amount of history attached to this particular site. It is somewhat hidden and the signage to get there quite deficient. As the people from Athens gathered at the Pnyx to vote, they could look back and get a great view on...More

Reviewed November 4, 2017

The Pnyx was the seat of democracy for ancient Greece and the large statue you see on the TA entry for Pnyx is of Philopappos Monument. The Pnyx is a restful, crowd-free broad expanse of hills and stone ruins and is a walk through history...More

Thank SuzanneGrecophile
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Nice and relaxing walk to the monument. There were two ways to get there, one with a lot of steep steps going through a neighborhood. We took this one by mistake on the way to the monument and it was a demanding climb. On the...More

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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
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