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Philopappos Hill

Athens 105 55, Greece
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This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic and admire the breathaking views.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“socrates prison” (17 reviews)
“nice walk” (20 reviews)
“vantage point” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice views with lots of stopping points. In particular we were most interested in Socrates prison and surrounding area.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as part of a walking tour. It is a bit of a hike going to the top of the hill, so wear comfortable shoes. The views are real nice, 360 all round with the Agean Sea on one side and the Acropolis on...More

Thank AccidentalTourist69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place - after Akropolis Hill - to view Athens on 360 degrees. Be there on a shiny day, and feel like, how it was 3000 years before!

Thank iatya01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have a great view of the city, the harbor and also the Acropolis from here. If you plan to be here 15-20 mins before sunset, then you get the view of the sunset, plus you can wait the 30 minutes for the Acropolis buildings...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hill gives you an amazing view of the city of Athens ,of the Akropoli and in the other side the mount Lykavitus..at night its more beautifull and romantic..

Thank Erandi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place for a light hike and very rewarding once at the top. Lots of casual paths with lots of ruins on the way and Monument of Philopappos at the top. The birthplace of democracy - Pnyx is a must see.

1  Thank Maja-9876
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its one of those places that i go over and over. One time to show frinneds another time to watch sunset. It located in a walking distance from Acropoli and you can clearly see Acropoli and destress the tireness of the day here. Can only...More

1  Thank Sarisoy
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This hill was exactly what I needed after the crowds and the sounds of the big city. On this hill you can actually hear the birds chirping. And while you’re walking around, you run into all kinds of ruines and nice buildings. Also, it give...More

1  Thank C B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

While the monument on top of this hill isn’t that interesting,the views on the Acropolis are perfect and make it worthwhile to climb up .

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice walk to the entrance then a rocky uneven slippery trail to the summit where many people wait to take a photograph of the sunset. Take a torch if you intend to stay until dark.

Thank greg_and_sue
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Rachael S | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking beside the hill, the closest parking will be either the Acropolis parking or down beside the acropolis museum. You'd be best parking down on Mitropolis Street and walking up from there.
Dion W
4 June 2017|
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Response from Alec M | Reviewed this property |
/Fairly safe in summer on the normal paths.
13 April 2017|
Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we have no information on this, though perhaps the Athens Tourist Information may be able to offer advice.