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Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Reviewed yesterday

We climbed this hill earlier on in the morning and it was still rather hot, but it was worth every bit of the effort. When we reached the top, we realized that there was a cable car we could have taken up. We took it...More

1  Thank vern C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked up Mount Lycabettus from the main shopping area in Kolonaki around 3-4pm. Was pretty warm as there's not much shade once you start the zig zag path up the mountain. It took us 20-30mins to get to the top. If heat and sweat...More

2  Thank chrisandsharon2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went just before sunset and saw the Acropolis in lights. Festive atmosphere. Gentleman selling canned drinks by the chapel. Beautiful small church was open. Sad to notice ceiling damage. Restaurant at the top. We took the teleferic (cable car) to the top and back...More

2  Thank svjanis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic place for sunset with amazing views of the city. Simply incredible We went by metro and walked to the funicular. The most long 800 meters from our life. I strongly recommend to take a taxi to the funicular, especially if you go with...More

1  Thank MariaIsabel P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Moderately steep walk, but the views along the way and at the top are breathtaking. We started from Syntagma Square at around 10:00 and took a route along Voukourestiou and Likavittou. The path started with steps into the woods at the intersection of Itis and...More

Thank Tripifyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the top of the mountain (you can walk or take a lenticular) you can see the whole of Athens in front of you! It is absolutely stunning, and St George's Church at the top as well is lovely to see.

Thank 84daniella48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place that you can see all over Athens!If you are lucky enough you will have a clean view.There’s a coffee place that you can enjoy this view (not that good quality) but it worths.Don’t forget your camera,you will need it just because of the...More

Thank Gregory K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go up the hill to see the spectacular views. The road up is not for the faint hearted, but is worth the effort.

Thank Giray E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view of Athens. Would include in must do while in Athens. We took a short trip up by car. A fun climb for younger folk.

Thank Kathryncoumanis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from Mount Lycabettus is spectacular. The fact that it's so high allows you to see the whole city, even the Acropolis hill which is an unforgettable experience. I visited Mount Lycabettus by funicular but there is also an option to walk there on...More

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood 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
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16 June 2018|
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Response from MixaylB | Reviewed this property |
I’d recommend you take a cab from there that drops you in a huge parking lot where you can hike up the mountain.
Sydni J
5 June 2018|
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Response from carlos m | Reviewed this property |
There are no barrier at the begining, there are different ways to go up, in the upper last part from the taxi stop or park area there are steps and barrier. Before that there are a mix of all kindsome steps with barriers... More
Paramita D
5 April 2018|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
The real answer is, it depends how fit you are and also how often you stop take on the sights as you go! Allow half an hour without stopping and that should be about right