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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
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!!!
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
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
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
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 water. The Funicular is not exciting and there is no view. You also can not purchase the kids fare with the kiosk. You must wait for the operator to purchase. We took the funicular down.
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
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, steps with no barriers, and no steps no barriers. I walked down by night and I didn’t remember it dangerous...
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|
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
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|
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.