From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens.
The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor.
The memorial is facing the Parthenon and it is in the highest part of the hill. This only shows the Prince’s rank in ancient Athens.
As you go along the path to the Muse Hill, you tread the same path that the Ancient Greek philosophers, like Socrates, walked on.
It is believed that Socrates was imprisoned in this stone-carved dwelling before he was tried in 399 BC.
I would really recommend this easy hike because only a few tourists go here even at peak season.
Filopappou Hill is not even far from The Parthenon.
You can reach there in less than 15 minutes walk.
And it’s free, too. Yes, no entrance fee!
When you reach the top of Philopappou Hill, brace yourself.
The breathtaking 360-degree views of ancient Athens
From the top, you will also be able to see Mt. Lycabettus, another option where you can see Athen’s skyline.
And it is more stunning if you watch the sunset from Philopappou Hill.
Rest on one of the boulders there. Drink in the views and imagine history unfolds before you.
I promise you that after the climb, you will remember the hill with a fond memory of a
Hotel / Hostel in Athens
If you want to stay in the heart of ancient Athens with a fantastic view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon from your room window, then, A for Athens Hotel in Monastiraki is your best bet. You can book it via Booking.com, Expedia, and Booking.com. The hotel also has a rooftop bar and restaurant with a breathtaking view of the ancient sites nearby. Remember that Monastiraki area is where you can walk to all the sights you want to see in Athens.
If you’re a budget traveler, there are a couple of hostels in this area, too. Try City Circus Athens Hostel and Bedbox are nice hostels to stay in. You can book either of them via HostelWorld and Booking.com.