Filopappou Hill

Filopappou Hill

  • Filopappou Hill, also known as Hill of the Muses, is southeast of Athens and offers tourists one of the most popular viewing platforms of the city.

The summit of Filopappou Hill is adorned with a funerary monument designed in honor of Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos, the last prince of the Kingdom of Commagene, who died in 116 AD.


Ascending Filopappou Hill is extremely agreeable, as the footpath is not very slanted, and it is flanked on both sides by abundant vegetation. You’ll enjoy the shade provided by the numerous pines, especially on the hot and dry summer days.

The views from Filopappou Hill are very dissimilar to those provided by Mount Lycabettus. The highest peak offers views of most of Athens, since it stands nearly 300 meters above sea level. The panoramic views from Filopappou, on the other hand, are less spectacular, but the hill offers postcard views of the Acropolis.