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“Nice view if you have time”
Review of Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus
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Ranked #11 of 325 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
Reviewed February 20, 2013

This mountain has a great view of Athens, but you can see how sprawling Athens is from the Acropolis....it's not really a necessary see. I would go if you had a little extra time one afternoon...especially in the winter when all the major sites close early.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lykavittos is the highest hill in the city with a cute church on top of it. You can walk there (climb uphill) or you can even use a cableway (for 7€ in 2012). The view is just stunning, if it's not cloudy you can see the whole Athens and be amazed by its size.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

After a hectic Saturday, it was time for another view of the city - the other main focal point in Athens is Mount Lycabettus and it had drawn my attention on more than a few occasions.

After a quick turn through Kolonaki and a restorative croissant, it was time to hike uphill to the funicular railway that cuts through the hill and saves you the additional energy required to get to the top.

The funicular leaves every half hour on the 30 and the 00, so try to time your arrival accordingly. If you get it wrong, there's a nice little cafe over the road.

Once up the top, there are sweeping views across Athens that reveals just how much space is taken up by identical white concrete apartment buildings. Hard to fathom that only 200 years ago, Athens had less than six thousand occupants. Bit bigger now.

There is a fine cafe and restaurant at the summit, along with the tiny church (room for a dozen or so religionists, at best).

The only gripe you might have is that there are so many aerials and cell-phone masts that it can be tricky to take a photograph that is untramelled by their presence. But it can be done.

A wonderful view and not to be missed.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

The views from the top are fantastic right across Athens. The teleferic is slightly expensive at 7 euros so i would consider walking if it is not too hot.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We didn't realize we'd hike up half a mountain of stairs just to reach the funicular, but it was easy to find from the metro. 10-yr-old daughter enjoyed the ride up and down because funiculars are not a common site in the states. We missed sundown so the view was only of night lights, but was still amazing; recommend trying to get up there in time to see the sun go down so you get to see it in the night and day both. It is a must-do, being the tallest spot in Athens, but there isn't much to do once you are there.

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