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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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  • The views that are are privileged, all over Athens, the Acropolis on one side and the sea on the other. I went to see the sunset and it is impressive; being winter were I simply and two or three tourists with what was helpful and with a feeling of great peace. In the same Hill are also the prison of Socrates and the monument at the top.
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  • Spent a wonderful afternoon in November exploring Philopappos Hill. The views are wonderful and a nice breeze made it a pleasant climb on an otherwise hot day. We then crossed to see the Pnyx and love...  more »
  • You can take a walk up this hill which is not to steep and not very crowded and get a great view of Athens and the Acropolis. What is really fascinating are the neighbourhoods clustered around this hi...  more »