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“the best view in Athens”
Review of Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour
Ranked #11 of 349 things to do in Athens
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
Los Osos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“the best view in Athens”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

walk up this hill and you will feel like you've arrived in Greece. magnificent sunsets and a great place for a drink with the best view in Athens

Visited September 2012
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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“The always looming Acropolis as seen from Mt. Lycabettus.”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

From Mt. Lycabettus you can appreciate how Athens building code limiting the height of all structures to 5 floors, focusing on never obstructing the view of the Acropolis. As Athens stretches out in all distances the lack of tall structures in a city this large is quite striking.

Visited November 2012
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2012

went by ttaxi is a bit out of the way. nice view. took the finicular to the top and down. had a nice lunch at the cafe on top with the most panoramic view ever. also nice picture taking session of the old white church.a tip if you tour on your own always have a street map with you and athenians are very helpful in directing
you though not that speciific in giving directios so keep on asking

Visited October 2012
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A bit of a hike, but fantastic views await!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Even to get to the tram (7 Euros w/return), there are hilly streets and/or stairs to climb depending on your route. You could take a taxi, but that's no fun! There is also a trail that leads to the top just down from the tram station if you're more adventerous with time on your hands.

Once on top, a few more stairs and turns will take you to the very edge just past the St. George Church. The views are 360 degrees from various points on top. On a clear day you can see the islands to the South. The view from the top really gives you an appreciation for how large the city really is. The Acropolis is readily visible as well.

Also at the top is a restaurant with several seating areas. The food is actually quite good and the prices aren't too bad, considering where you are.

I would consider this a must-do while in Athens! We didn't get a chance to be up there at night, but I can only imagine how amazing that must be!

Visited November 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Do not miss it!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice bizantine church at the top dedicated to St. George. The view is spectacular. Use the funicular, do not fall for the people outside the funicular trying to get you in a taxi, will not take you to the top and is a scam. The view is spectacular at the sun fall.

Visited November 2012
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