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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 6 days ago via mobile

Monument itself (biggest attraction here) is not worth visiting. However the view from the hill on Acropolis - amazing. Perfect place to sit, grab a beer and chill.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 808_ukaszk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hill offers some rewarding views of the Acropolis, especially during sunset. There is a vast panorama that can be seen from the top, one can see the whole of Athens and the sea. It's a must do if there is time and the climb...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lone female I was concerned by what I had read on TA about the lack of safety at Philopappos . I decided to go anyway and stuck to the main paths and spaces where other people were present. I was perfectly safe and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Faithalicious_x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to see the city and the acropolis, also you’ll enjoy it by night and to see the sunset

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank faq885
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Do plan for the climb right before sunset. You might want to cater some time to visit the charming Ieros Naos Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris and Socrates Prison. Seeing both sites plus the climb itself (easy walk up) won't take you more than 40 minutes. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Alan A
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

This is bit of a walk and climb however the views are worth it. It only takes about 20 minutes to the top with a few little stops on the way. The views of the city are fantastic!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 23 January 2019

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
3  Thank Aidlac
Reviewed 19 January 2019 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
1  Thank oxchinoxo
Reviewed 15 January 2019

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
1  Thank niksk001
Reviewed 26 December 2018 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
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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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14 March 2019|
Response from faq885 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It is an easy path, you dont need to be a trained person (i am not hahah) but you'll do exercise. THe hill it is easy find, but the path it is not demarked, really a pity. So you have to climb always upwards but not... More
Pinczel J
17 February 2019|
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Response from faq885 | Reviewed this property |
it is not even demarked.. so touristic but the government does nothing to help the people going there.
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!