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See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill

From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens.

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See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill (Greece)

The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor.

See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill
See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill (Greece)

The memorial is facing the Parthenon and it is in the highest part of the hill. This only shows the Prince’s rank in ancient Athens.

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See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill (Greece)

As you go along the path to the Muse Hill, you tread the same path that the Ancient Greek philosophers, like Socrates, walked on. 

See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill Travel Blog
See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill (Greece)

It is believed that Socrates was imprisoned in this stone-carved dwelling before he was tried in 399 BC.

Prison of Socrates Athens Greece
This is the Socrates Prison.

I would really recommend this easy hike because only a few tourists go here even at peak season.

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Only very few tourists go here in this part of Athens.

Filopappou Hill is not even far from The Parthenon.

Free Things to do in Greece
It’s free to enter the Hill of the Muses.

You can reach there in less than 15 minutes walk.

Parthenon The Parthenon from the Filopappou Hill Travel Blog
The Parthenon from the Filopappou Hill in Athens.

And it’s free, too. Yes, no entrance fee!

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The city skyline of Athens.

When you reach the top of Philopappou Hill, brace yourself.

Parthenon from Filopappou Travel Blog
The Parthenon in Athens (Greece).

The breathtaking 360-degree views of ancient Athens await you.

Parthenon from Filopappou Hill
The Parthenon from the Filopappou Hill.

From the top, you will also be able to see Mt. Lycabettus, another option where you can see Athen’s skyline.

Things to do in Athens
Hike the Hills of the Muses to watch the stunning sunset in Athens.
And it is more stunning if you watch the sunset from Philopappou Hill.
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Isn’t it a beauty?

Rest on one of the boulders there. Drink in the views and imagine history unfolds before you.

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Sunset in Athens.

I promise you that after the climb, you will remember the hill with a fond memory of ancient Athens.

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It’s a climb to remember.

Hotel / Hostel in Athens

If you want to stay in the heart of ancient Athens with a fantastic view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon from your room window, then, A for Athens Hotel in Monastiraki is your best bet. You can book it via Booking.comExpedia, and TripAdvisor. The hotel also has a rooftop bar and restaurant with a breathtaking view of the ancient sites nearby. Remember that Monastiraki area is where you can walk to all the sights you want to see in Athens. 

If you’re a budget traveler, there are a couple of hostels in this area, too. Try City Circus Athens Hostel and Bedbox are nice hostels to stay in. You can book either of them via HostelWorld and Booking.com.

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