Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona attractions

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Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris

At the foot of Filopappou Hill, this 16th-century church may not be the oldest in Athens, but it is certainly one of the loveliest, with a heavy timber roof, marble floors and a permanent scent of incense. A great 1…
Park in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Hill of the Pnyx

North of Filopappou Hill, this hill was the official meeting place of the Democratic Assembly in the 5th century BC – really, the first site of democracy. You can see the speakers' steps, where the great orators Ari…
Museum in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Herakleidon Museum

This eclectic private museum examines the interrelation of art, mathematics and philosophy, explored through rotating exhibits on such diverse subjects as ancient Chinese technology and shipbuilding. Around the corn…
Gallery in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Bernier/Eliades

This well-established gallery in a grand old home showcases prominent Greek artists and an impressive list of international artists, from abstract American impressionists to British pop.
Park in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Filopappou Hill

Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill – along with the Hills of the Pnyx and the Nymphs – is a somewhat wild, pine-shaded spot that's good for a stroll, especially at sunset. The hill also gives some of…
Museum in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre

For anyone who loves the Greek tradition of karagiozis (shadow puppets), this free museum is a treat, packed with the creations of master puppeteer Haridimos (Sotiris Haritos). There's very little English signage, b…
Church in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Church of Agia Marina Thission

Striped like a multilayered cake and bursting with red-tile domes, this 1931 church perches on the northwest side of the Hill of the Nymphs. Its murals, with a whiff of art nouveau, are lovely, but the real attracti…
Church in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Agios Athanasios Church

This church has gone through several iterations over the centuries, with the oldest part built in 1756. It sits on the site of a former ancient monument. Just down the street is a separate chapel, perched high on a …
Ruins in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Shrine of the Muses

Just below the crest of Filopappou Hill, the ruined shrine to the goddesses of creative inspiration is carved into the bedrock. Even today it sees grateful or hopeful artists placing offerings on a small stone cairn…
Ruins in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

Socrates' Prison

Amid the cover of pines, on the slopes of Filopappou Hill, follow the path to this warren of rooms carved into bedrock. It's said to have been the place Socrates was imprisoned before his trial in 399 BC. More recen…