- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert tip:
Best seen in the green of spring (late April through early June)
- Opposite the Acropolis are three hilltops. All three hilltops offer panoramic views of the Parthenon and surroundings. On clear days you can see as far as the sea. As you walk up Philopappou hill note St. Loubardiaris to your right. This chapel was built under Ottoman occupation and restored in the mid 50s by well-known Greek architect Dimitrios Pikionis. At the summit of Philopappou hill is a monument erected in memory of Roman benefactor Philopappos. Pnyx hill is where the Athenian Assembly gathered in the 5th century – in open air! Arios Pagos hill is where the ancient parliament went to session. The closest metro station is Acropolis.
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