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Views of Athens & the Acropolis attract hikers to this small peak with an ancient monument.
The Acropolis may be the most famous hill in Athens, but Philopappos Hill isn’t far behind. It also has an ancient history. Ancient Greeks believed the nine muses lived there and eventually named the hill after a monument to Philopappos.
An ancient Greek mausoleum and monument dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos and also the highest spot in the city center
Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill – along with the hills of the Pnyx and the Nymphs – is a somewhat wild, pine-shaded spot that's good for a stroll, especially at sunset. The hill also gives some of the best vantage points for photographing the Acropolis, and views to the Saronic…
Well worth a visit any time of the year. A walk at Philopappou Hill is a fascinating experience: you will find here a magnificent park, important monuments.
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“The Temple of Olympian Zeus was actually built by the Romans in an attempt to gain favor with the Greeks they had just taken over. This was their attempt to show an appreciation for the Greeks and their culture and history. The Romans had such a respect for what the Greeks had achieved that they let them worship their own gods such as Zeus. This temple was built in the Roman Corinthian order of architecture and has suffered a lot over time. One of the fallen columns fell due to an earthquake not too long ago.”
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“The Acropolis Museum is a jewel of architecture and is full of treasures of antiquity. Unique exhibits that captivate you, beautiful location, opposite the rock of the Acropolis and ideal location accessible by metro.”
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“Absolutely brilliant place, very tasteful restored. One can walk along the streets and sit beneath the trees amidst the ruins and imagine how life had been there some 2500 odd years ago. There is a good museum and decent ruins of one of the temples. The Acropolis and Aeropagus are very close.”
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“The National Garden is a public park of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) in the center of Αthens, behind the Greek Parliament building. The Royal Garden was commissioned by Queen Amalia in 1838 and completed by 1840. It was designed by the German agronomist Friedrich Schmidt who imported over 500 species of plants and a variety of animals including peacocks, ducks, and turtles. It is open to the public from sunrise to sunset.”
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“Really interesting museum with all the history of Athens and what felt like the whole of ancient Greece. Definitely worth a visit as it houses all the most fascinating relics from all the sites and ruins of Athens. You can view the Antikythera Mechanism, statues of Zeus, busts of Hadrian, gold of ancient warlords, and more. You will need at least 3 hours here to view everything and read about your favorite exhibits.”
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