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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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  • Small hill west of the Acropolis. Very nice piece of nature in the middle of the city. Perfect to take a break and admire the best view of the Acropolis. On the other hand you also have a great view of the Pyräus and the sea.
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  • Hike up via a choice of paths (can avoid the slippery stone path) to the monument for fabulous views of the entire Acropolis and, in the other direction, of the sea. Only a few other tourists were the...  more »
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