Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  Attica  /  Athens  /  Philopappos Hill

Philopappos Hill, Athens

#2 of 10 in Parks in Athens
Park · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
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. Plan to visit Philopappos Hill and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Athens attractions using our Athens journey maker tool.
Create an itinerary including Philopappos Hill
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Philopappos Hill reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,393 reviews
  • This is the hill where everyone sits for views of the city below. It's a tourist ritual and an important part of the Acropolis site. Come and see the views.  more »
  • Definitely a go-to for sunset chasers, view was beautiful, from everyside of the hill. Pretty decent view on Akropolis.  more »
  • Small hike, awesome views. Apparently quite dodgy at night so best avoid after sundown. In the daytime though it's perfect. Short hike from the other hill / east entrance to the Acropolis
  • You can get a very nice 360 view from this place!

Plan your trip to Athens

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.