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Filopappou Hill

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Paula And Billy
Paula And Billy
February 9, 2020
Views of Athens & the Acropolis attract hikers to this small peak with an ancient monument.
Maria
Maria
February 4, 2020
The Acropolis may be the most famous hill in Athens, but Philopappos Hill isn’t far behind. It also has an ancient history. Ancient Greeks believed the nine muses lived there and eventually named the hill after a monument to Philopappos.
Dimitris
Dimitris
January 29, 2020
An ancient Greek mausoleum and monument dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos and also the highest spot in the city center
Marina
Marina
November 12, 2019
Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill – along with the hills of the Pnyx and the Nymphs – is a somewhat wild, pine-shaded spot that's good for a stroll, especially at sunset. The hill also gives some of the best vantage points for photographing the Acropolis, and views to the Saronic…
Petros-Falia
Petros-Falia
October 11, 2019
Well worth a visit any time of the year. A walk at Philopappou Hill is a fascinating experience: you will find here a magnificent park, important monuments.

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Location
Athens, 105 55
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