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Philopappos Hill, Athens, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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All reviews rocky hill official meeting main path great view of the acropolis ancient athenians nice walk historic place century bc acropolis museum platform citizens democracy podium birthplace democratic parkland altar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good guide, passionate about Athens and Greek history who clearly enjoys passing on his fantastic knowledge. I had a great time listening to his thorough and perceptive explanations about the birth of democracy; and he managed to present them in a clear and interactive...More

Thank Resort01647281318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Acropolis Museum and Metro stop follow the pedestrian boulevard past the back (west) entrance of the Acropolis Archeologic Site and continue straight up the hill side through a grove of trees and turn right at the small Byzantine church. This is a fascinating historic...More

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The long walk is not that easy.In Athens everywhere you have to walk or climb. You must come here as here only democracy started.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

An open space at Philoppapos Hill where the world's first democratic congresses were held. If not for the significance of the place, the view of the Acropolis from there makes the visit worthwhile too.

Thank jrongow
Reviewed 1 July 2018

You will get the perfect shots to the Parthenon and other Athens Spots without the massive amounts of people. Wear comfortable shoes as you will have to walk for a while on rough terrain. It is the only structure in the hill, so don't expect...More

Thank patmanke
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Pnyx or Pnyx Hill was the official meeting place (ancient parliament) of the Athenian political democratic assembly (known as the Athenian Ecclesia) for most of the period of 507 to 300 BC. It has a flat stone speaker’s platform. Today, it is a place...More

1  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The hill is a great place to go for a walk in the evening and watch the sun go down over the Acropolis. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This small and rocky hill, beloved by tourists from around the world for some beautiful views of the city and the Acropolis, once played a huge role in the development of democracy. It was a meeting point of one of the earliest democratic assemblies in...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you want some great views of Athens, and the Acropolis, this is the place to go. It is an uphill walk, but I am a senior and did not have any problems. if you can do the Acropolis, you can do this. I loved...More

1  Thank Adventureglo61
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Located a short walk from the Acropolis the Pnyx provides a crowd free alternative sight with some brilliant views. Located within the same archeological site as Philopappus hill it is certainly worth stopping at when nearby. Knowing ancient Athenians gathered here to discuss matters in...More

2  Thank Tom J
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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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