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This hill is a favorite for weekending Athenians who come here to picnic and admire the breathaking views.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Athens 105 55, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a perfect spot for if you want to see the sunrise and most of Athens in one go. The sun comes up behind the mountains and you slowly get to see Athens light up a little at a time. There's no large stairs or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aidlac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You have the choice of taking the well-worn and less strenuous path or you can get off the beaten path and charge up the hill, even with some adventurous little ones and teenagers! Great view of the Acropolis and the city! Definitely a must AND...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oxchinoxo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Philopapos Hill is a great place to walk around. It offers a great view of Athens and Acropolis. We did not plan to visit PH, but I am glad we did.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niksk001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick, easy walk, with views of ancient ruins, the Acropolis , and the city. We loved it and are glad we made time in the afternoon for this hike. Don’t skip this or pay for it. Google it and just go for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Terri C
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Hiked up to the top to sweat out a hangover. Didn’t stop at any of the spots on the hill besides the peak. The view of the acropolis was quite stunning but that’s not even counting the view of Athens and the Mediterranean. If you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hammercolin
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This hill is also known as the “Hill of the Muses” where in ancient times, it was believed to be inhabited by the Nine Muses. There is no admission fee to ascend the hill. It was definitely worth the trip up the hill to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful views overlooking Athens including a stunning look across to the Acropolis. Their nearby site of Pnyx is worthwhile as is the adjacent Old Observatory (exterior only). The walk up is not too steep and the surrounding neighborhoods are full of cafes and restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The hill offers excellent views of Attica and the Saronic Gulf and some of the best points for photographing the Acropolis. For me it was a nice place to have a break from the city. We were almost alone over here. The weather was great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is very popular with the locals.A very good view.A very good place to spend time with your friends and family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Philopappos Hill is very near the Acropolis, with that said, the views to the Acropolis are the best and you can catch them in diferents angles while hiking up the hill, it is very instagramable I have to say. On your way down or before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient
temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small
wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer
numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely
pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between
the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth
climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges
with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
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20 November 2018|
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Response from dxniella | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about safety (though I'm sure it probably is!) but it would be hard to navigate some of the paths in the dark I think!
17 September 2017|
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Response from 651rachaels | 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
5 June 2017|
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Response from 723alecm | Reviewed this property |
/Fairly safe in summer on the normal paths.