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Philopappos Hill, Athens

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Philopappos Hill stands just southwest of the Acropolis and honors the memory of Philopappus, a Roman magistrate. Philopappus was a member of a wealthy and powerful family and was so well-liked that many people from powerful families mourned him. The two-story structure is adorned with sculptures that depict Philopappos in relief promenading and as a bust. Although only a portion of the memorial stands today, the entire monument was intact as late as the 15th century. You'll find the attraction perched on Mouseion Hill with gardens decorating the base. Make Philopappos Hill a part of your Athens vacation plans using our Athens journey maker tool .
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  • Hills of the Nymphs-Phyx-Muses have some of the most stunning views we saw while in Athens. Every direction you look is something new to see. It is completely worth the climb!  more »
  • A small hill opposite the Acropolis, easily accessible. Lush with nice paved paths, signs of isolation and serenity and with an excellent view of Athens to the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill. The monument itself and the remaining monuments, you are reminded that you are in a space archaeological.
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  • Excellent ride, quietness and beauty, very good view, place to sit and rest. Worth coming back around
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