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Mount Lycabettus

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas | Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, 99920, 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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Beautiful end to the evening.

Great views but very busy. Enjoyable walk up, but not for those who have young kids or not physically fit. We didn't realize until we got to the top, that they have a funicular... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views but very busy. Enjoyable walk up, but not for those who have young kids or not physically fit. We didn't realize until we got to the top, that they have a funicular railway, which was ok. Stop off for some food and drinks at the restaurant at the top. Best view is downstairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you don't mind the 20 min walk from the metro, all of it in stairs you will find a great view point over all of Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely get a chance to watch the sunset from this incredible location. If you want the best view, make sure to arrive about 15 minutes before the sunset. The climb is lengthy, so plan enough time to take a break between. Make sure to bring water, because the vendors at the top of the hill sell drinks for two times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend suggested we go to the highest point in Athens for the sunset one night. We had the hotel valet help us find a taci who was willing to drive us to the top & wait. It was quite busy the night we were there- people from all over the world just hanging out waiting sunset! There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to the top from our hotel close to the Megaro Mousikis metro station. The route we found had wide stairs most of the way up, but there seemed to be several paths leading to the top. I think it took about an hour (with several water breaks). Once you get to the top, there is a tiny church,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Slightly challenging climb, but well worth it. Very crowded at the top during sunset time, but this can be expected. Overall, amazing experience, great place to take panoramas and enjoy the scenery of Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove up to nearly the top; traffic was light and crowds were small. Views were fantastic of Athens and the Acropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, nice decorated restaurants to every taste, air-conditioning or eaves. Beautifully decorated pedestrian trail for the descent from the top to the foot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stunning in all directions and a very cute church and coffee shop too! Worth the walk up!! We could actually see our hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best views in all of Athens. Reasonably priced restaurants with a little church atop the summit. Highly recommended.

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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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