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Mount Lycabettus

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: Athens 99920, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Breathtaking view..

Overlooking the beautiful city of Athens, I enjoyed my visit which started by climbing the long stairs leading you up to the top where you can see the whole beautiful city of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overlooking the beautiful city of Athens, I enjoyed my visit which started by climbing the long stairs leading you up to the top where you can see the whole beautiful city of Athens surrounding you, it's a breathtaking view. There's also that old small church. A couple of coffee shops are located there as well but didn't try it.

Thank Abdul Hamid M
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place even you are alone, or with your family or friends. 15 minutes climbing is not to much, but the view is magnificant, the Acropolis, whole Athens and beautiful blue see. Be there in sunset because is realy beautiful. And there is a great restaurant but you need to reserve your table in advance.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one great view that can take a lot of work getting to .. or even finding how to get there ... my wife and I followed directions best we could but wandered around for what seemed like forever to get there. In the end we took a taxi for 5 Euro (from the Metro station), however it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There a great view on Athens. You can visit a restaurant there or stay close to church for enjoying the view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Besides the Acropolis, you can also admire the whole city from the top of Mount Lycabettus. We took the taxi until we reached a big parking area and from there we had to climb several stairs until the top. But totally worth it, trust me. Up there, there is a cute restaurant and the St. George Church. You can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from the top was amazing, the restaurant provides exceptional views of Athens over a frape or something more substantial.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful view of Athens. The pesky city smog might prevent a good picture but nonetheless beautiful to see. You have a fully panoramic view, with the Acropolis taking centre stage, so it's totally worth the climb!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a nice walk up the hill and the view is really freat. You have a 360 degree panorama. There is also a small restaurant up there where you can have a coffee and some food.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like Everest, you see this mountain in the distance and drugged by its allure and mystery, you decide to conquer it. You can hike up it as we did if you choose. There are many trails; just point up and you will get there. Only those who are fairly agile and fit should attempt this. Otherwise, you can take a... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and i came here on a whim for dinner and a view. We took the funicular to the top, and took some photos. Theres a tiny church at the top, and plenty of food and drink options for all price ranges. Gets crowded at sunset, but was empty beforehand. Best part?!? Its free!

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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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