Archaeological Sites & Historical Monuments

Coordinates: 37.967176, 23.721592

Philopappos Monument

The hill of Philopappos or Mouseion Hill (Hill of the Muses), as it was called in antiquity, is located opposite the Acropolis and stands out from the ruins of the monument that dominates on its top. This is a burial monument that was built by the Athenians in the 2nd century BC to honor their benefactor, the ruler of Syria Gaius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos. In the slopes of the hill there are scattered monuments and the church of Agios Dimitrios Loubadiaris. It is worth walking on the excellent paved paths that connect the surrounding areas and reach the Acropolis, the work of the famous architect Dimitris Pikionis in the 1950s.

At the nearby hill of the Nymphs is located the Observatory of Athens.



Other Names: 
Mouseion Hill

Athens 105 55

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