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Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens, Greece
Lykavittos (Mount Lycabettus)
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All reviews cable car small church funicular railway walk up highest point in athens st george degree view amazing views of athens entire city worth the climb cafe restaurant worth the effort nice walk syntagma square hill taxi chapel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Little walk to arrive in there, but the view is rewarding. You can admire the acropolis, Parthenon and more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marc08600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a great view of Athens walk up The hill or take the cable car! Also it is really cheap to take the cable car. Plus there is a restaurant at the top and the sunset is amazing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I4657JMjohns
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lycabettus is the highest place in Athens. From above you have a view of the god you can see the splendor of Athens. I recommend both day and night. Watch the day he walked on very hard and very hot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Racolta R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I pretty much agree with the other reviewers. Visiting Mount Lycabettus is an experience and it's definitely worth spending a morning there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Efaki
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mount Lycabettus in a real nice, sunny day. Clear skies allowed us to have great view of Athens, from the Acropolis and 360 degree around. Fantastic. We went up with the cable car and went down, which is the recommended way, to my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UriM-1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

360 views of Athens! Take a taxi up, dont walk like my parents did... lovely atmosphere, even when we went in winter.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank winterxgirl10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must go on top of Mount Lycabettus as it gives a beautiful view of Athens & the Acropolis. You need to climb about a 100 small steps but it’s worth it and will take about 5-10 min to reach the top!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank priyagupta999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must day and night in Athens. From here you can see the whole Athens. If you can climb up to the top it's more amazing. Do go there you need to use a car or take a taxi.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time at Mount Lycabettus. The funicular only runs every half hour which is frustrating, the queue was very long and they really needed to run it more regularly. We walked back down which was very pleasant walk. The views are lovely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank W0rdSmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From up there you can see all of Athens. Tip: The price for the cable car is 5 eur one way, or 7.5 two way, but you can walk up the stairs and it takes about 14-20 minutes. We actually got up faster than the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from YBtravel | Reviewed this property |
I climbed with my mother and 8 year old. They both thought it was a tough climb especially in the heat of summer. They both complained on the way up. But did it and seemed fine at the end. It is doable with stops and... More
June 16, 2018|
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Response from MixaylB | Reviewed this property |
I’d recommend you take a cab from there that drops you in a huge parking lot where you can hike up the mountain.
Sydni J
June 4, 2018|
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Response from carlos m | Reviewed this property |
There are no barrier at the begining, there are different ways to go up, in the upper last part from the taxi stop or park area there are steps and barrier. Before that there are a mix of all kindsome steps with barriers... More
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Marquette, Michigan
Bus/trolley directly between Acropolis and Mt Lycabettus? (21 Replies)
Or would you recommend walking between the two attractions, to see the side streets of Athens, etc, for photos.....
January 15, 2009|
Response fromAthens W|
I recomend walk....if you exit from Acropolis at Dionisiou Aeropagitou side...on the side to Dionisos theatre and New Acropolis Museum..on the way they are 2 other magor Athens attractions, Olympian Zeus columns and Panathinaikon stadium....you continue to Irodou Attikou where the Presidential house is..you watch the presidential guards on the way...and you continue straight to Kolonaki area and Lycabetous....otherwise take the Metro from Acropolis station stop at Syntagma, chaneg to blue...More
London, United Kingdom
How to spread the following sites across 2.5 days? (20 Replies)
We're travelling from London and are staying in Athens for 2 full days as part of our honeymoon in mid August (before heading to Crete). We're staying 4min walk from Monastiraki Station. We are landing on Day 0 (10.20pm) and flying on Day 3 (4.05pm) and would like to visit the following sites: * Acropolis * All the ancient sites close to Acropolis (Ancient Agora, Temple of Haphaestus, Hadrians Library, Fethiye Mosque, Roman Agora, Agii Apostoli Church, Museum of Agora, Temple of the...More
April 19, 2017|
Response fromAlabastron|
It's a lot to fit into two days, but it can be done. I wouldn't try to rush around all the ancient sites in one day: you'll enjoy them more if you split them up. It's not as many different sites as you might think: the Temple of Hephaestos (or Thission) is part of the Ancient Agora, as is its museum. You'll need a good 2-3 hours for an overall general impression of the whole complex. The Roman Agora is much smaller and can be walked through fairly quickly - don't miss the beautiful...More
Tezpur, India
Help me on straightening up my itinerary please (8 Replies)
Hi We are a group of three planning to visit Athens, Santorini and meteora in the 2nd half of October. We are reaching Athens Airport by 1.45pm. After reaching our airbnb we are thinking of going to Mt lycabettus for sunset. On the next day we are planning to cover ancient sites as much as possible. Next day early morning we are flying to Santorini and staying two nights there. We will be reaching Athens again on the third day morning and planning to visit the remaining sites and Acropolis...More
August 19, 2018|
Response fromHCovik|
I'd suggest you bring an extra suitcase with "uber energy supplement" bottles or something stronger. Check first to see what's legal in Greece.