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Mt. Lycabettus

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
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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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Fantastic views over the city

Try to visit early in the morning as the sun is coming up, for a tranquil experience of seeing the city slowly come to life as the sun's rays illuminate the city, including the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Try to visit early in the morning as the sun is coming up, for a tranquil experience of seeing the city slowly come to life as the sun's rays illuminate the city, including the acropolis. It's a bit of a slog up to the top, but worth it, and there is a restaurant/café at the top. Slightly disappointed by the... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely to get away from the hustle and bustle, for a wee while. The views are spectacular, and gives you good perspective of Athens .

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Thank Judith L
Carndonagh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The panoramic views of Athens are stunning but sited masts spoil photos. Church dedicated to St, George & two eateries, Orizontes Restaurant. The cable car station in Kolonaki has a gift shop to pass the time in while you wait. The walk down is very pleasant with benches to rest as you go.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views are amazing and it was a lovely walk. However we went round the back to walk past the theatre on the way so ended up walking up a big path rather than all the steps straight up to the peak. This is an easier walk but the starting point didn't feel very touristy and I felt nervous in... More 

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NY, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked up 90 minutes before sunset(with a few breaks to rest) and enjoyed the short hike as well as the amazing views from the top. There is a restaurant up there where I did eat dinner and enjoyed it very much. Get a spot for pictures 30 minutes before sunset and you will have some amazing photos! I decided... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once we found the trailhead, we had a great time. The start of the path is on the Western tip of Aristippou Street (it is a dead end), which is accessible via a staircase on Kleomenous Street. Once on Aristippou Street, you will see a walking path that heads up the mountain, curving to the right. That's it! We started... More 

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Kalamata, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place offers a great 360 degrees view of Athens and you shouldn't miss it. There is no public transportation to take you up to hill but once you are there you can leave your car at the parking and walk up to the hill. It's not that far or you can take the teleferic. When you reach the top... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to get amazing photos and views of Athens, The Acropolis and the surroundings, I highly recommend Lycabettus Hill. During the day, you get to see the sights under the Sun, but by night, you get to see the lights of Athens glowing in the dark. I suggest taking the tram up (for a nominal fee) or for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You shouldn't miss this hill if you are in Athens. Take the metro, get of Evangelismos station. Walk 50 metres through Syntagma direction. You will see the Plutachou street. Go straight this street up to the hill (300 metres). at the top of the street ( at the end) . You will see the TELEFERIK. It is 5 euro one... More 

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Άγιοι Ανάργυροι
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its located near of the towns center and the view of the top is great. You can enjoy a cold coffe or your lunch-dinner while you see the view. If you can handle the stairs, it worths in to reach the top of the hill and take wonderfoul pics above athens.

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood 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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