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Chapel of St. George

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: Athens, Greece
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A lovely 19th century Greek Orthodox Church.

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Incredible view

The view is breathtaking. The church however has been neglected, most of the Saints icons that are painted on the church's walls were deteriorating.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is breathtaking. The church however has been neglected, most of the Saints icons that are painted on the church's walls were deteriorating.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little church is very small, needs repaired, and we went in simply because it was there, at the main attraction, which is the top of the hill itself. Must visit this mountain. Best views of Athens are here!!!

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The moment we first eyed the Chapel of St George atop Mount Lycabettus (from atop the Acropolis), we added it to the agenda for our Athens visit. I was intrigued as to why a chapel would be built at this altitude, when a fort would be more conforming for a venue with this vantage point. We climbed 900 feet to... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

There is some hiking to go in top of the hill( Mt. Lycabettus) to see the chapel...you can take a cab , hike and just go uphill little bit to the cable car. The chapel is small but beautiful with great artifacts and the view of Athene is amazing ,360 degree view of the whole Athens, great for picture taking.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Chapel of St George the Dragon Slayer has a very long history. The chapel is still in service as a place to mediate and maybe attend services, and was open to tour and take pictures, I really enjoyed it. But the top of this mountain is most well known for its fantastic view of the city of Athens. It... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Mount Lycabettus Church . St Georges is a small Chappell that you will admire after the climb to the top. Worth a blessed prayer overlooking the whole Athens . A+++

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Sitting atop Mount Lycabettus, you will not miss the chapel as it is where most tourist will be to see the amazing view of Athens. It is quaint little chapel, and definitely not something you will expect to see sitting on top of a mountain which the surroundings has been turned to a tourist attraction - which includes cafes and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Father and Son duo, hired a cab to the foot of the 264 Mtrs. high Mount Lycabettus, walked up the reasonably comfortable sloping ramp with a few steps here and there, one can not help clicking pictures from every level, be it a professional or a smartphone user and there one arrives at two restaurant levels and finally, at the... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

At the top of Mount Lycabettus there is a little white traditional chapel, not something you would expect to see so high up. Quite quaint, needs funding to undertake repairs so you can support by way of donation. We lit a candle for a loved one being buried back home as way of remembrance. Worth a look even if you... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Easiest to take team (telerife) up, but a weird flashing light little cable car in tunnel, theen walked down, easy gentle sloping paved path. Chapel on top an Orthodox charming tribut to dragon-slayer St George. Sweet restaurant, coffee options, views beyond spectacular. Great place to write postcards and savor last moments in Athens. Albanian waiter particularly gracious.

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Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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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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