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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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See the whole of athens from up here

You might need to take a cab to halfway top of the mountain and climb some steps before you go past the restaurant on the top. A small chapel is situated on top. A very cozy yet... read more

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You might need to take a cab to halfway top of the mountain and climb some steps before you go past the restaurant on the top. A small chapel is situated on top. A very cozy yet comforting place. Very scenic as you can get the full view of Athens.

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Quick walk from Syntagma Square. We took the funicular - expensive but makes for an easy ride up and down the mountain. Amazing view and terrific place for a coffee or drink.

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Small mountain but high enough to see the view of entire Athens. Very beautiful sunset, worth going.

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High above the city and seen from most places is Wolf mountain or Mountain of the running wolves. We walked all the way without even knowing there was a lift/train thing. The walk was steep but well deserving, the view is stunning. There's a church and restaurant on the top! A great attraction which is totally free!

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An absolutely amazing view! You can either hike up to the top, or take the cable car-I took the cable car as I was short on time, but the hike looked to be a lot of fun! If you go to Athens definitely come here!

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Lycabettus Hill is a great hill to visit if you are able. The views over Athens are beautiful. Its a little tricky to get to on foot due to poor sign posting. Its worth the walk up if you are anle to and only takes 20-30 mins depending on your pace. If you are not able to there is a... More 

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Take the time to walk up, near sunset to get the best views. The walk will make it worth it but bring water. It gets so hot walking up. You can get a cable car thing up but where's the fun in that.

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Take the funicular railway up to the top as it is quite a climb. You can walk down afterwards or take the railway back down. The view at the top is spectacular and you can see the whole of Athens and the surrounding areas all the way to the sea at Piraeus. Quite windy up there but worth a visit... More 

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Definitely worth the taxi fare to get here. Awesome view over the whole of Athens. Pity the day I chose was quite hazy but nevertheless worth it. Get there early in the afternoon as lots of people come up for the sunsets and night time view.

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Been to this place twice, first in 2008 and then in May, 2017. Excellent experience. On the first visit we walked up, now we used cable car. Breathtaking views and a perfect place to have a coffee, juice or, even, maybe a lunch or dinner!

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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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