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Address: Philopappos Hill, Athens, Greece
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Such an underrated site

When compared to the Acropolis the Pnyx is such an underrated site. However the views are fantastic and it is amazing to see where the Ancient Athenians held their assemblies... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When compared to the Acropolis the Pnyx is such an underrated site. However the views are fantastic and it is amazing to see where the Ancient Athenians held their assemblies. Definitely recommend going and seeing the different phases of the site

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing huge rocks polygonal wall, probably from the time before the Greeks themselves, located right at the entrance of Pnyx site and missed by all. This place is hardly mentioned by anyone and barely placed on maps. We got here only because we see a video about ancient technology and cultures. At the entrance we were amazed to find an... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

READ YOUR GUIDE BOOK TO SEE that the pnyx on filopappos hill was THE birthplace of democracy...in 508 b.c.the first ever democratic congress met here..its just a little hill with some seating cut into the limestone...for western governance this is where it all began so donald trump should thank them !!!

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Philopappos Hill across from the Acropolis was a 5th century meeting place with a great view of the Acropolis. A place of assembly. Pnxy hard to pronounce just means a meeting place. It is a free site we visited in the hills around Athens. A rocky climb to get to it but worth the time.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You won't be standing behind rows of tourists here, it'll just be you and a few others. Offers a great view of the Acropolis as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had the chance to visit this site with a skilled guide during our "Athens free walking tour". We left through a small park, the path is ascending and much easier than the one leading to the Acropolis. It is basically a hill with no significant monument. You can find there the National Observatory, a flat area, and the remains... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We enjoyed our visits to Philopappos Hill, one part of which is the Pnyx. There are so many ancient ruins in Athens, and in some ways, this is just yet another. But these are free (and there's a water fountain nearby), and it's really part of the larger visit to Philopappos Hill. So if you take a stroll in this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is a slight hard hill to climb but easy trials to follow. Enjoy the expansive view of Athens and enjoy the gentle breeze in the area.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very good but needs labelling. One should see this as the start of Democracy. Historic place. Must see,.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

OK, this location is NOT the Philopappos Monument (as shown in a bunch of the pictures) NOR is it Filopappos Hill (the park and entire hill which has several different attractions on it, including the Pnyx). The Pnyx is located due west of the Acropolis on Filopappos Hill, not far from the National Observatory. The area is a flat, rocky... More 

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