Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus, Athens: Address, Mount Lycabettus Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Lycabettus
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Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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The_Glovers_UK
Leeds, UK409 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We went up most of the hills in and around Athens including the odd roof top bar and the views from Mount Lycabettus are easily the best as it is higher than The Acropolis. We took the cable car which was around €6 each which seems a little steep (pun intended) but it saved us the climb.
Written June 26, 2022
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Timbeach3
Merced County, CA123 contributions
Jun 2022
This mount was touted as the highest point in Athens. OK, but what are you seeing from that height? The answer is not much. The trek up the hill is not shaded, and it takes you to a place that is tiny, unshaded and the view is not spectacular. It's just a layout of the city. The Acropolis is a much better view!
The funicular to get tot he top is cramped dark and hot. If you are prone to claustrophobia, forget it.
It is not worth the time, effort or expense to go to the top of this "mount."
Written June 25, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,096 contributions
Sep 2021
Our neighborhood was on one of the slopes. A couple of times I climbed fairly high up still in the city, but never took the ride up to the top. This mountain stands out in the landscape.
Written June 15, 2022
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Mccloud24
Amsterdam, The Netherlands109 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Beautiful view that hill. Church is nice but needs to be restaurated. i imaged it would be bigger. The restaurants are nice.
Written May 30, 2022
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Diana
Germany47 contributions
May 2022
The experience once we were up the mountain was great. We stumbled upon the sunset by accident and it was lovely to see it from Mount Lycabettus. If you haven't climbed another hill that day (like we did Acropolis), go there by foot from the Evagelismos metro station. It's a steep hill and in the end there are a LOT LOT LOT of stairs. It may show like 500 meters or so on maps, and trust me, all of that is HILL. We should've taken a bus that day because by the time we got to the cable car, we already felt like we climbed the mountain. paying 10€ for the round trip of up and down seemed unnecessary. 7.5€ for one way which is a ridiculous price difference. I don't mind the unspectacular ride up. The cable car was in an okay condition.
Written May 17, 2022
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Vacation699854
Falmouth, UK85 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was such a pleasure, the most fantastic views of the city.
Pretty little church at the top with beautiful art work.
Several different places to sit and enjoy a drink or food. Well worth the effort .
Written May 17, 2022
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Gina F
Forest Hills, NY5 contributions
Apr 2022
It is a worthwhile excursion and the views are wonderful. It was a bit misty when we went. We visited near dusk and so it was not too crowded. If you are walking to the entrance, it is quite difficult to find. I'd recommend taking the funicular up, especially if you are tired from the walk just to get there, and if you have the energy (we did not) you can walk down. It's just one euro more for roundtrip so you might as well buy a roundtrip ticket and decide later how to get down.
Written May 11, 2022
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,536 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Certainly not as awe inspiring as the Acropolis view point, but a fun excursion nonetheless. Take the funicular up and walk back down on the easy sloped trail. Great 180 degree views from the top with a small church to poke your head in. Despite all the communication towers, my cell service was non existent. Nice restaurant for a coffee before heading back down - about 90 minutes total. One way is 7 Euro.
Written May 7, 2022
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CMC
Herne Bay, United Kingdom633 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Go early as possible. It’s quite a small area at the top so gets crowded with the perimeter full of people sitting and facing inwards making it awkward to take in the views from the edge without invading someone’s space.

Got a bit put off by all the people sitting around with their backs facing the view and not moving out the way for other people. Acropolis just as good view so if going there don’t bother with this.

However if a hike up and then a meal or ice cream at one of the cafes at the top appeals to you then probably worth it. There were plenty of free tables despite the summit being crowded.
Written May 3, 2022
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DesignsOnTravel
2 contributions
Apr 2022
(I'm writing this not just for the experience but because Tripadvisor should be ashamed to have a random almost-10-yo negative experience with rather selfish advice as the first review for others to read.) Just got back from a family visit to Athens, rode the teleferik up Mt. Lycabettus which we had never heard of..and it was awesome! No, they don't make it abundantly clear that you DO NOT require a return trolly ride back down (you can buy a one way up as it's a nice long walk back down the mountain) but that's a very welcome option for mama or pop-pop or anyone who simply can't be on their feet for too long (you're going to walk alot visiting the abundance of Greece's ancient sites.) It's ridiculous to complain about there being nothing to see while the teleferik car ascends the interior of a mountain...IT'S THE INTERIOR OF A MOUNTAIN and therefore no windows, no sightseeing or entertainment. Which would be a waste if not an ingeneering imposibility; the view once at the top is the best in all of Athens. You are at a significantly higher elevation than the Acropolis and if you go later in the day as we did, you get incredibly beautiful views of a lit-up Parthenon and what seems like the entirety of Athens herself. In April 2022 the ride is 7 Euros, so about $7.50..SO worth it. There's a restaurant with equally great views of Athens also near the top, and at the very top is the small church of St. George which you can pick out against the Greek sky from virtually any other site you visit. We crammed ALOT of visits into our 7 days - if you only had one day in Athens, Mt. Lycabettus should figure somewhere near the "top" of your list (see what I did there?)
Written April 18, 2022
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