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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Amazing views!

The views are absolutely amazing. Stay for the sunset. Further, if you plan to wait till the sky is dark and want to walk down, bring a torch light. It can get quite dark.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views are absolutely amazing. Stay for the sunset. Further, if you plan to wait till the sky is dark and want to walk down, bring a torch light. It can get quite dark.

Thank Nate W
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to go for sunset over Athens. Gorgeous! You take a tram up (7€ round trip) or you can hike up the mountain. There is a restaurant to enjoy a meal or apps or just drinks.

Thank drbeth11
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing views, well worth the hike, especially at sunset. Take a drink at one of the bars at the top and check out the cute church.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the St George's church atop Mt Lycabettes. We walked up the stairs till the start of the funicular. The funicular ride was good. The views from the top was absolutely wonderful. The little St George's church was also very nice. Got a panoramic view of Athens from the top. We are glad we went up

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can either walk or use the funicular ride to reach the top of Lycabettus Hill This will be a good experience for hikers. Experience the stunning view of Athens city from the top of hill .This place is not only a great place to take areal picture of Athens but also has a 200 years old the Orthodox Church... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I think the easiest route is from the end of a street called Aristippou, the same one where the cable car is. The stairs looks super shady at first, but if you start to walk there's fresh concrete and if you follow it you reach the top in no time. I went without doing any research, and ended up walking... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a stunning view out there. If you have a couple of hours or even one hour degfinetely go there, you won't regret. It takes around 15-20 min to go up in a slow pace. There are plenty of view points on the way as well if you need to take a rest.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I took a cab and bypassed the funicular. There are several flights of stairs before you reach the top. You have a great view of the Acropolis from this height and I recommend taking a camera with at least 18x zoom. The mere are two restaurants at the top. The cantina offers WAY cheaper prices and has a similar view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My inlaws live in the area and I've hiked up at least once a year for 25 years. The view from the top is worth the walk (or you can drive up). The restaurant has varied in quality over time, but was good last time I was there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A steep climb to the top or you can take the funicular railway which starts half way up the hill. Well worth the visit as the views are amazing with a couple of restaurants / bars at the summit for refreshments.

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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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