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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. Plan to visit Philopappos Hill and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Athens attractions using our Athens travel itinerary planner.
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  • Lovely ride, rise difucultades, photos and beautiful views, perhaps, too many people, but it was worth it.
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  • An oasis in the Centre of Athens! Wonderful walking trails and panoramic view of Athens.!!!!!
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  • We did this hike with kids (age 8,10, 17) and it was very doable. The views at the top were fantastic.  more »