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Philopappos Hill, Athens, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the climb up the hill. The structure has been well preserved and is rather special. It overlooks the whole of Athens and the views are tremendous. Great photo opportunities of the Acropolis from yet another angle and perspective.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Climb the hill to see the first location where citizens of Athens (well, the men) met to vote on each issue. Free entry and a nice walk as well.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

Very little is left of what the cradle of democracy once was. Some rmains of the fortress walls protecteing the city are stille visible and one part is even impressive. The Pnyx itself: the speakers podium carved in the rock is well preserved, the open...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

They say this is where democracy is born. Ignoring the history there are very nice views of Athens but the 2500 year history really adds to it. It is a good spot for sunset as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cooker3000
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Inside the park at the Pnyx you’ll have a quiet peaceful not-crowded place to see the acropolis. It’s not very touristy and very quiet

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank srsrsunrui
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Just opposite the acropolis try and visit this area too. It is very spread out but the interesting area is not too far from the entrance. The Pnyx is where democracy began centuries ago. Amazing views if the acropolis.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

Speakers corner in ancient Athens,,,The most well known point if someone wanted to speak about everything,,,,Periklis,Saint Paul and many others stood there...leaving behind of them History during milleniums.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed December 9, 2018

When I went there wasn't anyone else here, so it was nice and peaceful to take in the site and read the plaques. The views of the Acropolis from here are great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nina1940
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Sprawling site with decent archaeological remains. Good signage along with historical background. Few tourists made for a most peaceful visit. Views looking across to the Acropolis are wonderful. Sunset is spectacular. Note, it can get windy atop the hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Very good guide, passionate about Athens and Greek history who clearly enjoys passing on his fantastic knowledge. I had a great time listening to his thorough and perceptive explanations about the birth of democracy; and he managed to present them in a clear and interactive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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December 11, 2018|
Response from work-to-travelMI | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know this area is a public park without limits on pedestrian access.