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Philopappos Hill, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The Pnyx Hill or Pnika, birthplace of democracy, part of the Philopappos Hill. It offers one of the best views to Acropolis. Best time to visit is late afternoon. Enjoy the silence and the views of Athens and Acropolis. Nice pine forest hill to walk.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Today the various parliaments of the world meet in huge, rather nice buildings, enjoying all the comforts that such places can afford. What a contrast, then, when visiting the Pnyx (the word means "tightly packed together", and with a good reason...), to see that this...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Not far from where the throngs of visitors go to visit the Acropolis, a lesser known trail will take you to the Pynx. Although just as historically significant as the Acropolis it is hardly visited. With it being less crowded there is a great atmosphere...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Actually Pnyx is not on Filoppapos Hill but located across a small alley coming from Parthenon. Pnyx is known for the speakers podium, able to accomodate thousands of listeners. At sunset, Pnyx offers a stunning view on Acropolis highlighted by the last rays of the...More

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 5 May 2017

One of the attractions that you have to look a little harder for. A beauty once you find it. If you do your research and understand exactly what this was used for you can really appreciate just how important it once was. The area actually...More

Thank Cain W
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Pnyx is a speakers podium facing the rocks of Acropolis; from the rock there are an impressive view to Acropolis; the Pnyx is situated between the Hill of the Muses, and the Hill of the Nymphs, and the National Observatory; the Nymphon hill, which...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank RachaelMildenhall
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...More

Thank lpdisney
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...More

Thank glock123
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...More

Thank chickandbeast
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