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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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We walked, it was steep but worth the hike

Fantastic views. Quite the hike, we heard there was a team but never saw it. The church on top is beautiful. Had a relaxing glass of wine overlooking the city of Athens, priceless

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic views. Quite the hike, we heard there was a team but never saw it. The church on top is beautiful. Had a relaxing glass of wine overlooking the city of Athens, priceless

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best view from Athens!!!! Had an amazing time with my friends as we waited for the sunset! Wonderful orthodox church and every step is worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some people find Athens to be not as pretty as they expected but they do change their mind once they are on top of Lycabettus. The view is overwhelming, Athens seems to be huge and super white. You've got two options to reach the top: whether by using the funicular or on foot. We chose to climb it ourselves not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are less tall buildings in this city. This should be the view of an old city. No tall buildings, no noisy motors, no modern ground, no loud speakers. Remain it as usual, as its history look. No matter how much left nowadays, they never stop people's yearning and imagination. Just like its name.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view is EVERYTHING! And the restaurant/cafe on the top is also amazing. I would definitely recommend it. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As you drive into the surround of the hill you leave the hustle and bustle of Athens and enter a quiet world, and as you climb up the roadway you begin to see glimpses of the city below. Finally you will see the view and see many of the sights you may have visited and the expanse of modern Athens.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been there on our last night in Athens , We had a dinner at the restaurant there and it was good View is nice by night , people chilling over there ,, good music and nice atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide for walking up isn't great. There are multiple routes. Armed with Google Maps, a person of reasonable health should be able to walk up to the church on top in about 15 mins for best views of Athens. The mountain rail is also a good option at 4euros per ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Sunday morning and decided to walk up. We had a 4 year old and she fared very well having no difficulty climbing the many steps to the top. Once arrived, we took the time for a frappe (if you havent had a frappe in Greece with REAL sugar, well then my friend you have never had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bus ride up was steep and winding but fun. The views are breath taking. You will take a ton of pictures of Athens! We missed this on our first trip to Athens as we did not have enough time. I am so glad we didn't miss it this time. Awesome! You can see the entire city at once.

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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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