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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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  • Of course, we have a great view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon from the top of the Hill but also a magnificent 360 ° view on Athens and Piraeus.
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  • The hill is easily accessible and provides a good view of the city. Do not visit of Ash Monday as is very crowded due to local celebrations. 
  • I would highly recommend a walk along the stone pathways leading up Philopappou Hill. Sit a while on one of the benches and gaze at the Acropolis, what could be more peaceful and awe inspiring?