Philopappos Hill

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Philopappos Hill, located amid Athens' city center and offering views of the Parthenon, is unquestionably a must-see location. In addition to the Philopappos monument, the hill is littered with ancient sites that are tucked away in little lanes and nooks, creating the distinctive ambiance of the renowned Hill of the Muses.  Philopappos Hill is a great location for a peaceful evening stroll as well as a fascinating window into the fascinating history of the city.

Why Visit Philopappos Hill?

Philopappos Hill is also known as the Hill of Muses because the prophet and poet Musaeus' sanctuary is located there. The Greek landscape architect Dimitris Pikionis created the Philopappos Hill environment. The region has been named a Scheduled and Protected Monument of the Global Cultural Heritage, and the Ministry of Culture has deemed it a monument of contemporary architecture.

This hidden treasure in the middle of the city is one of Athens' most picturesque outdoor locations in addition to having a significant historical value. There are various landmarks worth your time as you stroll through its pedestrianized, winding streets lined with pine and olive trees.

The Olympic champion Kimon, the father of Miltiades, and his relative the historian Thucydides are claimed to have been buried at the Tombs of Kimon, KImoneia, a cave-like chamber in the rock of the hill that is thought to be the Prison of Socrates.

Philopappos Hill also includes the historic commercial avenue, Iroon Mousaiou, and Koili Odos street. Philopappos Hill provides a captivating view of the Parthenon and the Acropolis. As a result, it serves as both a neighborhood hangout and a popular tourist destination. Athenians visit this location in the spring and summer for a picnic, a stroll, or to watch the sunset from the top of the hill.

Best things to do at Philopappos Hill:

  • A leisurely walk is the best way to explore Philopappos Hill. You are not required to map out your itinerary in advance.
  • You'll come across the renowned historical monuments the hill is known for as you begin to meander along its cobblestone pathways.
  • Enjoy the view, take a break on one of the seats among the woods, and let the beauty of the area charm you. But be careful to climb to the top.
  • The sacred Acropolis rock and the city of Athens are revealed to you from here. Unquestionably, it is among the nicest vistas in the Greek capital.
  • Philopappos Hill, which is composed of cryptic marble at the top and medium-quality marble at the base, is a great location for bouldering and single-pitch sport climbing.
  • imageDuration Required
    5 hours

Address of Philopappos Hill

Athens 105 55 Greece

Opening & Closing time of Philopappos Hill

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
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  • Friday
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  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours