Mount Lycabettus

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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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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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Dale-icious
Manchester, UK360 contributions
Nov 2019
The most spectacular sunset spot in Athens 🇬🇷.

Lycabettus is Athens' highest and most central point, and once at the top offers unbeaten 360° views of the city; a cafe (where we shared a delightful chocolate cake and sipped sparkling wine); a seafood restaurant; and a tiny 19th century Chapel.

There are several different routes to it's summit - The easiest way via cable car (The Teleferik), costing €7 for a round trip or €5 one way. Although, I highly recommend the 30 to 90 minute walk to the top/bottom for the ultimate experience - you may even cross the path of one of the native Greek tortoises that live on the hill.
Written October 7, 2020
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Paul R
Birmingham, UK1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
We caught the metro to Evangelismos then walked the several hundred metres to the funicular railway. The walk is a hard walk ... up a steep incline with numerous sets of steps. So if you have any mobility issues or its extremely hot, then a taxi to the funicular railway is certainly the better choice. There is a small café near the station entrance to recharge your batteries or wait for the train (it is possible to walk to the top... but it was far too hot). The train ran every half hour with a return ticket costing € 7.50. The views from the top are stunning. The small church is certainly worth a visit and the restaurant provided a nice reasonably priced meal and drink before catching the train back down. I would certainly go back up Mount Lycabettus... and if your time in Athens is short, it needs to be near the top of your list.
Written August 5, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,613 contributions
Jul 2021
Lycabettus is the highest hill in the Greek capital with spectacular views of entire city, the Acropolis hill and all the way over the sea and the Egina island.
There're 3 ways to reach the top:
1. hiking on foot, which is pretty challenging as the hill is very steep, and I wouldn't do it, but it's free - no entrance fee
2. by car almost to the top where's a parking lot, and then little bit of walking. This one is often closed, so it's a gamble, but it's also free,
3. paying a funicular - you can opt for a return ticket or for one way and then descend down on foot.
Once up, views are amazing and there's also a small picturesque Church at the top, along with a restaurant (with high prices as you guess).
Best time to come is late afternoon before sunset.
Written September 22, 2021
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Doby47
New York City, NY11,466 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Best part of our recent trip to Athens. We walked through the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki, stopped for coffee on a pedestrian cafe street and then walked uphill to the vase of the hill.
From there we took the funicular, but it looked ok to walk. (We we’re tired from the earlier walk).
Funicular runs every 20 min. 3 min ride straight up.
Then you’re among gorgeous views. Simply stunning. A bunch of cute cafes and restaurants and a quaint old church.

More views all around.

We decided to have lunch at Skylab because it was so beautiful.

Walked downhill through the wooded path.
Written March 9, 2022
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Asaf
Rishon Lezion, Israel147 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very touristic, the walk up there isn't so easy but doable, there is also a cable car but we preferred the walking.
The view from up there is great but a lot of people are there especially at sunset time.
There is a restaurant up there and also a guy with cool box that sell cold drinks/beers
Written January 15, 2020
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,556 contributions
Mar 2020
Again, closed. Due to Covid restrictions closing a lot of the city attractions, we couldn't gain entrance to one of the places I really wanted to see. Its either the Hill of Wolves after the Lykan myth or a large rock that the Goddess Athena dropped, I prefer the wolf story.
I love going on a funicular in whatever city I am in and I missed this one. It had some good walks which I wanted to do when going down. I would of loved to see the view from up there as it would have been glorious.
I'll just have to go back when travel restrictions have been lifted to see it.
Written October 18, 2020
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Zoltán P
62 contributions
Aug 2021
We hiked the hill by foot! It is about 30 minutes walk with shorter breaks. The stairs and the path can be easily reachable from Syntagma subway station. The view from the top is absolutely magnificent to the city of Athens and the Acropolis hill... we spent only 20-30 minutes on the top.... there is a small monastery to visit and the observation terrace. Take a big bottle of water with you if you take the trip by foot!
Written August 5, 2021
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In-Yong H
London, UK657 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is probably where you can get the best view of the Acropolis, as well as other major sights of Athens, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and the Olympaieon. You can even see all the way to the sea! I imagine the best time to visit would be for the sunset but unfortunately I couldn't stick around! You can either walk up or get the funicular. It's €5 for a one way ticket so you can get the train up and then walk down (like I did!)
Written August 6, 2020
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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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