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Mount Lycabettus

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: 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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Short walk for best views of Athens

The guide for walking up isn't great. There are multiple routes. Armed with Google Maps, a person of reasonable health should be able to walk up to the church on top in about 15... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide for walking up isn't great. There are multiple routes. Armed with Google Maps, a person of reasonable health should be able to walk up to the church on top in about 15 mins for best views of Athens. The mountain rail is also a good option at 4euros per ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived on a Sunday morning and decided to walk up. We had a 4 year old and she fared very well having no difficulty climbing the many steps to the top. Once arrived, we took the time for a frappe (if you havent had a frappe in Greece with REAL sugar, well then my friend you have never had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bus ride up was steep and winding but fun. The views are breath taking. You will take a ton of pictures of Athens! We missed this on our first trip to Athens as we did not have enough time. I am so glad we didn't miss it this time. Awesome! You can see the entire city at once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place offers the best view of Athens. You can walk or take the tram. I walked it for the exercise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The night scenery is awesome. We took a taxi from syntagma square directly to the mountain top for less than 5 euro, and then walking down from there. Worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an incredible place. Our driver from tours n transfers Hellas suggested we go there to see the view and man was he right. It was a clear day and we could see everything from up there. Its only 10 minutes from syndagma square but not so many people there I guess not everyone goes. Definitely a must when in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow !! In the middle of city such a beautiful hill , which offers an amazing view. Best time is weekday and plan to spend couple of hours ... it gives the Panoramic view of Athens including major attractions . Coffee on top of hill with a city infront of u is very good experience . Must visit !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a little hard to get to the top of the Mountain but its absolutely worth it. The View is stunning, you can see athens from above. There is a cafeteria-restaurant on the top Open to the public with normal prices. If you visit athens, Lycabettus its a must see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well Athens is a paradox - on the one hand some of the best sights and treasures anywhere in the world and on the other graffiti everywhere. Don't be put off though the view from the top here makes this one of the go to locations. For those who are tired of walking there is a "funicular" - train to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must see! The climb up is quite steep and not suitable for those who are not good on their feet. The vehicular rail is only 5Euro for a single trip and 7.50 for the return trip. At the top there is a wonderful church and restaurant and the most amazing views. You get a wonderful site of... More 

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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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