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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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  • It is worth a stroll, with a brief slope, to the lookout where you have the best view of the Acropolis
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  • If you have some time to spare is nice to take a simple walk to climb on Philopappou Hill. The hills are full of vegetation there are spaces for views and benches to rest late in the afternoon is frequented by the Athenians jogging or walking the dog.
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  • It is a rise of 10-minute walk that is totally worth. It has an incredible view of 360 degrees and the best view to the acropolis by its height and proximity. The rise is also a very nice forest.
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If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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