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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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You can easily go up by taxi/car and then a 2-3 minutes walk. The views are breathtaking at the top where you can see the whole city and beyond. Going down the hill on foot is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can easily go up by taxi/car and then a 2-3 minutes walk. The views are breathtaking at the top where you can see the whole city and beyond. Going down the hill on foot is easy and interesting and it takes only about 10 minutes.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a 20 minutes walk bring you to the top of Mount Lycabettus. You can go on walk or by "Telefrik" Cable Car for 5 euro

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to be up that high and look over Athens, however it cost 7.50 for the funicular, too expensive for what it is! It had been snowing, ok looked nice, but NO salt was put down and the ground was slippery, very dangerous! how much does salt cost??? I think it would be better in the summer as you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovelly sightview amaging climate.We go with my friends in a car. We enjoyed their very much.We again go there lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended for the panoramic views of Athens. Should not be missed. Caught the funicular up and walked down.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed the mount at night to enjoy another beautiful view of Athens. The road to the mount thru the city walking streets is also quite interesting though requires some efforts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is only metres from our flat in Athens and when we are here I love taking a stroll around the hill. It is the highest point of Athens and one of the highlights that tourists should visit. From the top terrace you have the most breath taking views, there is a nice restaurant and the charming little chapel of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst we were in Athens there was quite a lot of seasonal thunderstorms, but this didn't deter us from climbing Lycabettus! It is a TOUGH walk if you choose to climb the whole thing, but the views and experience is quite incredible. There is a couple of nice bars at the top where you can get food/drink and also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view are the best in Athens. The restaurant shows great views and it is peaceful there and in front of the church. As we were not sure of finding it we took a taxi up. 4-5 Euros from the central area of Athens. The cost of the cable car is 7.50 Euro return. It is an inexpensive fabulous activity.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Others have said it was difficult to find but we had no trouble; straight up Ploutarchou from Evagelismos Metro station. When you get to the top of the steps the glass building right in front you is the funicular; it looks kinda weird and rundown but there is a small sign that says "cable car" The hike up the steps... More 

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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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