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Philopappos Hill, Athens

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful walk a little away from the bustle of the city. We meet there are joggers and lovers. You climb on a Stony Hill to get to the top near the Philopappou monument. It's quiet and you hear crickets. While being close to the Acropolis, there are beautiful views; probably the most beautiful of Athens. Attention, in the evening, there is no lighting and it is quite "dicey".
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  • Trekking, hiking, nature, views, monuments, reflections. Enjoy from there almost all concrete Athens, Piraeus, Faliro, Western Attica and a portion of Northeastern Attica. Ma primarily enjoy the Acropolis, Lycabettus and the Hill. Sunday morning.
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  • Right next to the Acropolis, is a lot of uphill not very difficult-there's a walkway with amparo and can climb the rocks. Hill where it is assumed that Paul Apostles would have done preaching.
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