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Address: Philopappos Hill, Athens, Greece
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Pnyx / Philopappos Hill / Athens

The Pnyx is a speakers podium facing the rocks of Acropolis; from the rock there are an impressive view to Acropolis; the Pnyx is situated between the Hill of the Muses, and the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 698 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Pnyx is a speakers podium facing the rocks of Acropolis; from the rock there are an impressive view to Acropolis; the Pnyx is situated between the Hill of the Muses, and the Hill of the Nymphs, and the National Observatory; the Nymphon hill, which took its name from the sanctuary with the same name that stood there in the... More 

Thank Manuela L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

When compared to the Acropolis the Pnyx is such an underrated site. However the views are fantastic and it is amazing to see where the Ancient Athenians held their assemblies. Definitely recommend going and seeing the different phases of the site

Thank RachaelMildenhall
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Amazing huge rocks polygonal wall, probably from the time before the Greeks themselves, located right at the entrance of Pnyx site and missed by all. This place is hardly mentioned by anyone and barely placed on maps. We got here only because we see a video about ancient technology and cultures. At the entrance we were amazed to find an... More 

Thank lpdisney
Neath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

READ YOUR GUIDE BOOK TO SEE that the pnyx on filopappos hill was THE birthplace of democracy...in 508 b.c.the first ever democratic congress met here..its just a little hill with some seating cut into the limestone...for western governance this is where it all began so donald trump should thank them !!!

Thank glock123
Durham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,134 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Philopappos Hill across from the Acropolis was a 5th century meeting place with a great view of the Acropolis. A place of assembly. Pnxy hard to pronounce just means a meeting place. It is a free site we visited in the hills around Athens. A rocky climb to get to it but worth the time.

Thank chickandbeast
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You won't be standing behind rows of tourists here, it'll just be you and a few others. Offers a great view of the Acropolis as well

Thank Laura_2304_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had the chance to visit this site with a skilled guide during our "Athens free walking tour". We left through a small park, the path is ascending and much easier than the one leading to the Acropolis. It is basically a hill with no significant monument. You can find there the National Observatory, a flat area, and the remains... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We enjoyed our visits to Philopappos Hill, one part of which is the Pnyx. There are so many ancient ruins in Athens, and in some ways, this is just yet another. But these are free (and there's a water fountain nearby), and it's really part of the larger visit to Philopappos Hill. So if you take a stroll in this... More 

Thank Steve B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is a slight hard hill to climb but easy trials to follow. Enjoy the expansive view of Athens and enjoy the gentle breeze in the area.

Thank Shane L
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very good but needs labelling. One should see this as the start of Democracy. Historic place. Must see,.

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