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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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  • If you want to see Acropolis from best angle Philopappos Hill is the right place to go. Hill is not hard to climb. There is steps. It will take you 10-15 minutes to climb the highest point. You should...  more »
  • Climbed this hill around 6pm having just arrived in Athens. Excellent viewing spot and it enabled us to get our bearings as regards this city and its main sights. Athens is a city you can walk around ...  more »
  • Countless feet did the stones on the road smooth and hint of bacon; you have to go so just be careful. In the late afternoon, you will have the best light to take photos of the Acropolis. A nice quiet place to survey the city and get air.
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