Philopappou Hill offers a great opportunity for a relaxing walk or for biking during the day. Follow the little paths of the hill, relax under the trees, enjoy the view of Acropolis and even wait to see the beautiful sunset.
Philopappou Hill is 147m high and is situated southeast of the Acropolis and next to the hill of Nymphs with Pnyx (part of the walk “Walk around Monastiraki and Plaka neighbourhoods”).
Below are the main sights that you will see on the hill:
– Philopappus Monument was built by Athenians in approximately 115 BC in honour of the benefactor Gaius Julius Antiochus, also known as Philopappus (= “one who loves his grandfather”).
– The handmade cobbled roads leading to the Acropolis, the Areios Pagos and the hill of Nymphs with Pnyx were developed in the 1950’s by the Greek architect D. Pikionis. The area has been designated a Scheduled and Protected Monument of the Global Cultural Heritage.
Prefer to visit Philopappou Hill during the day.