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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 1 week ago

Visit at afternoon a half hour before sunset. Absolutely great view to the acropolis and excellent place for a take a amazing photos. You don't need a hiking shoes but a bottle of water will be more than usefull.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...and we saw it from every angle. The hill is a calm place easily accessed from the broad promenade starting at the Akropolis Museum. You can see the whole city on all sides down to Piraeus port. The hill features some minor yet very interesting...More

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the Acropolis. Lovely walks in a peaceful setting . Socrates prison is here along with other interesting historical places. The climb up to the Philopappos monument is well worth it as the views are amazing. The view of the Acropolis opposite is superb....More

Thank harry55641
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for views of all of Athens this is the way to go. The hike isn't bad, but I'd recommend doing it when it's cooler. There is still a good amount of shade on the paths, so that is nice.

Thank aegiddings
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It's worth a visit, nice scenic walk on the way to the Acropolis. Plus it is where the Pynx is located.

Thank jrongow
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We really only wanted to see Socrates' Prison but there is so much more on this easy to climb hill and admission is free! This is a little oasis of peace and quiet. There are lots of trees and shrubs, some in beautiful colours. At...More

1  Thank F4508MDannettem
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A monument can be found at the highest point in Athens, its an easy walk up and a wonderful view on arrival, a complete 360-degree view of the city. Certainly, a photographer dream. You can choose a route up the hillside to take in Socrates'...More

Thank sandy r
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This hill is quite a climb - but the paths are good and there are trees to take rest under along the way. At the top there is opportunity for the best views and photos over Athens - besides the obvious Acropolis photos - the...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Great views of the city. Was very busy but plenty of space to see the view and great some photos. Definitely worth it

Thank Clinicono
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

In this place you can hike/walking to the top of this place and see how wonderful this place and how wonderful athens is. You can see 360° View panorama of athens city including Acropolis ruins. nice place to end my trip in this city. ευχαριστώ

1  Thank DimasLaksani
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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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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
5 June 2017|
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Response from Alec M | Reviewed this property |
/Fairly safe in summer on the normal paths.
kn e
14 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.