"Philopappos Hill" Philopappos Hill and Monument Tip by grkboiler

Philopappos Hill and Monument, Athens: 26 reviews and 49 photos

  Philopappos Hill
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Philopappos Hill has a monument on top built in 114 dedicated to a Roman administrator, Julius Antiochus Philopappos. You can walk up the path of the 147m hill to the monument.

It was once a defensive fort built by Macedonian general-turned-king Demetrios Poliorketes in 294 BC, and was the location from where the Venetians bombed the Acropolis.

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  • Written Dec 12, 2004
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