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Philopappos Hill, Athens

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Philopappos Hill stands just southwest of the Acropolis and honors the memory of Philopappus, a Roman magistrate. Philopappus was a member of a wealthy and powerful family and was so well-liked that many people from powerful families mourned him. The two-story structure is adorned with sculptures that depict Philopappos in relief promenading and as a bust. Although only a portion of the memorial stands today, the entire monument was intact as late as the 15th century. You'll find the attraction perched on Mouseion Hill with gardens decorating the base. Make Philopappos Hill a part of your Athens vacation plans using our Athens journey maker tool .
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  • A nice walk from Monastiraki . Free enterance and good paths through the forest up to top and the monument. A beautiful view to Acropolis and Pireus. On the way back it is nice to go around Acropolis ...  more »
  • Whether it's winter or summer (as long as it's not raining) YOU MUST climb the hill of Philopappou! The route for most (I think) is not difficult but it compensates for every measure you go through the terrible nature, the landscape and the monuments. When of course you climb the view and the awe of Athens will take your breath off. Leave out the technology, the sounds of the city and today and let yourself feel like our ancient ancestors. Imagine Athens as it was then and how it evolved into today. You can take a tour guide to explain the whole history of the place in order to be more aware of the issue. Definitely fits in the must do in Athens
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