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“Great view on Athens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)
Athens 99920, Greece
01-722-7065
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Ranked #16 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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“Great view on Athens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hill is the highest place in Athens and you can see the whole city from its top. We were reaching the hill going by small pathways by feet but there is a cable car if you do not like hard walking.
At the top you can find a small church and a cafe. We didn't order any meal there but people were sitting there.
The beautiful view is when the sunset and Acropolis is highlighted. This must be seen.

Visited June 2013
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“Spectacular view !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

It's very tiring to go top of Lykavittos Hill so you should bring some water with you. However, you will be awarded a spectacular view when you get to the top. You'll also be able to see the Piraeus port from there. Whole Athens is under your feet.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth a hike for the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Lycabettus is an under-appreciated gem. Hike up there every day to get yourself in fabulous shape. The view is phenomenal - best view in Athens. If you hike up late in the day the path is mostly in the shade. The chruch of St George on top is worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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“Take the cable car up, walk down :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The cable car runs every half hour. Take the cable up and walk down. The tram/cable car runs inside the mountain - no open views. However when you get on top... the views are stunning! The bar at the top serves amazing fredocinno and great ice cream! Haven't tried the food but in hindsight I think it would have been great - they had quite an extended menu! All staff was pleasant and warm. Tables and chairs trendy and comfortable. Careful if you are travelling with curious children as there are some gaps in the glass panels that surround the bar/restaurant area. The inside seating area is very well air conditioned and it looked very comfortable - much better views from inside! The toilets are quite something! Please don't laugh but I've never seen such interesting bathroom faucets in stead of a simple sink :):):) The church on top is small and lovely and we were lucky to see a baptism and a wedding while we were there :) Absolutely stunning 360 vistas! The road down is mild and paved (there is a winding street and also some stairs through the trees) - we chose the paved way as we had a 2 year old and it was milder to walk. The road took us all the way down - not far from the Opera House and the Megaromousikis metro station ( a bit more of a walk to the metro station) - it took us half an hour walking at leisure. Beautiful day and amazing place!!!

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Really nice view of Athens here. Wish we had time though to visit the cathedral and have dinner at the hill top restaurant serviced by cable car. Will certainly make time for that if we ever do get to come back to Athens

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