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Review of Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour
Ranked #11 of 341 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
Derby
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We spent a great couple of hours here on our recent trip to Athens. We had intended to walk up but the heat got the better of us and we took the funicular instead. This was quick but I was rather disappointed as I imagined you would get great views on the way up but the funicular is enclosed and it is merely a functional (and surprisingly hot) way of reaching the top. However the view once you get there is so worth it, it really is spectacular. The little church is absolutely beautiful and it's worth taking a little time to look at the paintings on the walls and ceilings.

We stopped for a coffee and drinks at the bar and were tempted by the honey dumplings which we hadn't seen anywhere else. They were so delicious! It was almost worth going there just for them!

We decided to walk down the hill and were glad we did. It's a lovely walk through the fragrant pine trees and you also get to window shop in the upmarket shopping area at the bottom.

Visited August 2013
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“Do not miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The funicular ride is a hoot getting up here...and the view from the top is spectacular! Do not miss this!

Visited June 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“Best and Greenest area of Athens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is the best place for hill walking in Athens. Its about 20 min away from the city center by taxi and its full of trees and an amazing open air theater. Dont miss the opportunity for having a coffee at the restaurant Horizodes at the top of the hill. Incredible view !!

Visited June 2013
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“Get your hiking shoes on! It's up and then up some more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great views. Worth the visit. See a show at the theatre. Visit the small church on top. Bring a camera. Have a nosh at the top (maybe 1.30% higher than at the city)... bring a friend. Enjoy.

Visited June 2013
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“Worth the climb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Fantastic views over Athens to the coast. We took a taxi there, the easiest method. Then had a drink in the bar as the sun went down. Great experience.

Visited June 2013
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