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Philopappos Hill, Athens

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#2 of 11 in Parks in Athens
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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  • This was a cool area to walk around they had such nice pathways into the woods and little churches on the way it was a cool walk I recommend for a afternoon walk.  more »
  • This is definitely a place to go. The walk uphill was very nice even for the kids. It is kind of doing some easy hiking and the view from the top is really amazing. Not only to the Acropolis but also....  more »

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