According to Greek mythology, Philopappos Hill, also known as Mouseion in ancient times (Hill of the Muses), was one of the great hills in which Theseus and the Amazons battled. Ancient Greeks believed that the hill was inhabited by nine muses and that the poet Musaeus, one of Orpheus' prized pupils, was buried there. Atop the hill sits a 12-meter high monument dating back to 119 AD.
A marble tomb was erected after the death of aristocrat and senator Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos. While it's now a ruin, statues of Philopappus and his grandfather, Antiochus IV, are still visible on the structure, as is artwork depicting Philopappus' arrival in Greece in 109 AD. The scenic views will provide lifelong memories for all involved in the historic climb.
A limestone hill known to locals as Mount Lycabettus rises 300 feet from the center of Athens. As... Read more