"Athens - Hill of the Muses - Philopappos Hill" Philopappos Hill and Monument Tip by littlesam1

Philopappos Hill and Monument, Athens: 29 reviews and 61 photos

  Monument to Philapappos
by littlesam1
 
  • Monument to Philapappos - Athens
      Monument to Philapappos
    by littlesam1
  • Athens - Hill of the Muses - Philopappos Hill - Athens
  • Athens - Hill of the Muses - Philopappos Hill - Athens
 

Just behind my hotel was Philappapous Hill or The Hill of the Muses. There are trails leading up to the top of the hill where you will find a large monument to the memory of the roman consul Gaius Julius Antiochus Philopappos. Like most things in Athens its quite old. It was erected in 115 AD.

The Hill of the Muses name comes from mythology. It was believed this hill was the home to 9 muses. There are beautiful trails leading up to the top of hill. Most are line with pine trees, so unlike other hills in Athens there is shade available to protect you from the sun. There are no roads so walking is the only way to reach the top of the hill.

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  • Updated Jun 12, 2007
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