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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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Tranquil and beautiful views

We visited Philopappos Hill the day after the Acropolis, and the contrast in terms of crowds of people couldn't have been more marked. There are lots of different paths up to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Philopappos Hill the day after the Acropolis, and the contrast in terms of crowds of people couldn't have been more marked. There are lots of different paths up to the top, so you almost feel you have the place to yourself at times. Socrates' (alleged) prison is a little way from the base, and the views from the... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gentle wide roadway/walkway with pathways leading off to a variety of sites - uphill. We made it to the top (pant! pant!) Gorgeous views of Athens, the Acropolis and in the distance the sea. Quiet not too crowded, spent an hour or two here, which was plenty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fantastic place to view across Athens and beyond, viewing as far as Pireaus. It is an easier walk than the Acropolis, and a lot less busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friends were just in time to see the sunset over Athens and it was wonderful. From the top you'll be able to see the Acropolis, the city and the sea. It is colorful and charismatic. It was a bit crowded during the sunset but after that on the top ware only us able to admire night over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while the monument on the top is not really worth the way up this hill, the view on the city and on the Acropolis definitely is. you also see to Pireus and the seaside, actually all around in a 360° panorama. it will take you some 15 to 20 minutes to get up. make it in the late afternoon, when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not so many attractions to see on the way up the hill, but it is very climatic. You can enjoy great views along the way and read a book at the top of the hill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...are well worth the walk up the Hill. It's not a hard or even all uphill walk. Took us about 15-20 mins. and we were walking slow and stopping at some places. But once to the top we got to experience an amazing view of the city from a different vantage point that we were previously. This place was also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd definitely recommend a wander in this area. Lovely place, with some great views of Athens and the Acropolis. If I'd known before I visited I'd definitely have taken a picnic up there, staring out at the view. Easy walk up there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view to Acropolis and around the city. This is a free entrance hill even late night with extraordinary view. Great for a picnic or a glass of wine to enjoy in the sunset... For those interested also in history should check Socrates prison, Greek folk dance theathre and Pnyx too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For sure the best place we visited in Athens. From the top the view is breathtaking! You can see all the way til the coast in Pireus and Glyfada, the city og Athens 360 degrees all around the hill. Green, clean and fresh walk around the park and the hills.

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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 pedestrianised 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 centrepiece 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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