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Mount Lycabettus

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
As featured in 3 Days in Athens and 4 other guides
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Address: Athens 99920, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...

Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens

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Two of our party took a taxi from part way up the hill which cost just 4 euros. The rest of us walked through the wooded area which consisted largely of steps. It took us about 20... read more

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two of our party took a taxi from part way up the hill which cost just 4 euros. The rest of us walked through the wooded area which consisted largely of steps. It took us about 20 minutes to get down and probably just a little more to get up. The views from the top down over the Acropolis, Piraeus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked from our hotel near syntagma square it is not far but there are many many stairs before you get to the funicar.We took the funicar up to the top if you are very fit then you could walk up but if the weather is hot better to take the funicar.There is also an arena were they have live... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its really worth the short trip over to the hill from the centre and up the lycabettus hill funicular railway. The view is spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a tiring walk but the view at the top was well worth it. You can see the whole of Athens, the port Piraeus and even some of the nearby islands if the day is clear enough. There is a cafe at the top, though we did not got. We were happy to just sit, take in the view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made it up here for sunset and the views are breathtaking. Come early if you come at this time because it gets very crowded. There was someone selling cans of beer for very cheap so we didn't need to try the restaurant at the top. The church also had a service going on which really gave the area a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I go there at least once a year every time to show to friends or family for whom it is the the first time on athens as i go to Athens a minimum of 4 times a year. I love it from the top you can admire the whole metropolis and have in front of you the Acropolis. To get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from up here alone are a reason to visit. You will be taken back. We took the cable cart up but you can walk up. The restaurant at the top is also really good and very well priced. A must do if you are visiting Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two ways to go up the hill by funicular or by walk , I've been there 4 times , i took funicular one time , usually i do not like to walk but to go to the hill (ST George hill) it was a pleasure to walk , climb and take a rest on the stairs . on the top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started close to the Hilton and thought that I just need to go up. But not every street gives you access to the hill - a few dead-ends but ultimately you will make it - ask a local! The view is breath-taking...an endless sea of white residential buildings - and the Sea - and Acropolis...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is must to go to this place to see Athens city. very nice panoramic view from the top of the mountain. small vehicles like cars and vans can go to this place.

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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