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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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Panoramic view of Athens

Two ways to go up the hill by funicular or by walk , I've been there 4 times , i took funicular one time , usually i do not like to walk but to go to the hill (ST George hill) it... read more

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Lebanon
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Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two ways to go up the hill by funicular or by walk , I've been there 4 times , i took funicular one time , usually i do not like to walk but to go to the hill (ST George hill) it was a pleasure to walk , climb and take a rest on the stairs . on the top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I started close to the Hilton and thought that I just need to go up. But not every street gives you access to the hill - a few dead-ends but ultimately you will make it - ask a local! The view is breath-taking...an endless sea of white residential buildings - and the Sea - and Acropolis...

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is must to go to this place to see Athens city. very nice panoramic view from the top of the mountain. small vehicles like cars and vans can go to this place.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A "must see" place in Athens, especially for days with clear sky. 360 degrees view of the city, till the islands of Aegina and Salamina. One can avoid walking up the hill (very steep and sometimes slippery path), by taking the funicular to the top.Ideal visit for tourists!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the funicular up to Mount Lycabettus which is 5 euros one way or 7.50 Euros for the return journey. The journey is totally within a tunnel so there is no advantageous place to sit to get better views. At the top you get a fabulous 360 degree views of the city and there is a small church which... More 

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Outside the bustle of the historic city center, a 30 minute climb to Agios Georgios (Holy Chapel of St. George) gives you spectacular views of all of Athens--yes, a full 360! There's a restaurant just a few steps down from the chapel if the hike makes you hungry or thirsty. On a clear day, you can see all the way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to have a little walk in the evening and to do some photos of the Acropolis hill at night. The Mount Lycabettus offers you an isolated experience with the great view of the city. If you decide, like we did, to make a night stroll, take some torches or headlights, as the park that you'll be going through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a couple of hours to kill and the taxi driver suggested going up Athens' highest hill. Stupendous views from the top, plus a nice little cafe and an interesting church.

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We tried to walk to the cable car station but couldn't find it. Instead we waved down a cab and paid €5 for 3 of us instead of €4 per person. Took us to the car park and we climbed 10 min steps to the top. It was worthwhile as it built up our expectations and it was wow when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's the highest hill in Attiki and offers spectacular panoramic view. You can visit through the teleferique (1, Aristippou str.), or on foot (walking uphill takes about 20').

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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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