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Mount Lycabettus

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: Athens 99920, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Amazing view!

I took the funicular to the top, but beware to get to it you have to walk many stairs first (if coming from Evangelismos metro) and on the top you have more stairs to go. But... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the funicular to the top, but beware to get to it you have to walk many stairs first (if coming from Evangelismos metro) and on the top you have more stairs to go. But the views are amazing, truly beautiful. Go around sunset so you can it in daylight and with the city lit up. I had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a taxi to funicular. Very easy way to avoid the steep climb if you have limited mobility. We rode the funicular both ways. Once there, the views were awesome. We spent about 1/2 hr enjoying the sights, including a view of the Acropolis. Not the first thing I would do in the city but worth the while if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Suggest to take a coffee before in Kolonaki neighborhood and then to use the "Teleferik" in order to reach the top offerte this hill. Once arrived, just choose from which side You've to start having a look of the wonderful panorama...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic views. Quite the hike, we heard there was a team but never saw it. The church on top is beautiful. Had a relaxing glass of wine overlooking the city of Athens, priceless

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best view from Athens!!!! Had an amazing time with my friends as we waited for the sunset! Wonderful orthodox church and every step is worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some people find Athens to be not as pretty as they expected but they do change their mind once they are on top of Lycabettus. The view is overwhelming, Athens seems to be huge and super white. You've got two options to reach the top: whether by using the funicular or on foot. We chose to climb it ourselves not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are less tall buildings in this city. This should be the view of an old city. No tall buildings, no noisy motors, no modern ground, no loud speakers. Remain it as usual, as its history look. No matter how much left nowadays, they never stop people's yearning and imagination. Just like its name.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is EVERYTHING! And the restaurant/cafe on the top is also amazing. I would definitely recommend it. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you drive into the surround of the hill you leave the hustle and bustle of Athens and enter a quiet world, and as you climb up the roadway you begin to see glimpses of the city below. Finally you will see the view and see many of the sights you may have visited and the expanse of modern Athens.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there on our last night in Athens , We had a dinner at the restaurant there and it was good View is nice by night , people chilling over there ,, good music and nice atmosphere

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood 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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