"The Hill of the Muses" Philopappos Hill and Monument Tip by viddra

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

  the hill of the muses
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  • the hill of the muses - Athens
      the hill of the muses
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  • The Hill of the Muses - Athens

This is where a monument to the Roman consul Gaius Julius Antiochus Philopappos, a benefactor of Athens, was erected in 115 A.D. Thus the name of the hill.

According to a myth, 9 muses used to live here, so the hill?s also known as the Hill of the Muses.

The small chapel of Agios Dimitrios, containing some fine frescoes, can be found there as well.

Directions: opposite the Acropolis

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2007
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