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Mount Lycabettus

Athens 99920, Greece
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Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Athens 99920, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the funicular railway to the top, you get amazing views of the very busy city of Athens from up here. There is a small church to visit and various bars and cafes. Very friendly staff.

Thank 767Holidaylover
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a must on the sunset! You will find a beautiful view from the Acropole, from the top, as well as a nice view from Athens city! Go by taxi! More convenient than the cable car...

1  Thank FlavioTeles
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked to the summit around 2.30 in the afternoon.It was a very cold day and quite windy,so we didnt spend very long there.The view of Athens is great .We had been doing a lot of walking prior to our holiday so it only took...More

1  Thank bazzm109r
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I hiked up to the top of Mount Lycabettus, which took about 30 minutes and was a lovely gentle walk with lots of lovely plants and flowers on the way. We stopped at various points to look at the spectacular views of...More

Thank rachietown
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful! We went up around 7:30 had a bottle of wine and waited for the sunset. People say it's expensive but it's the same as any decent restaurant in the states. Great sunset views over the city. Take the tram up and...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked from Syntagma towards the Mt Lycabettus and takes about 30 mins. But the steps and the hike can be challenging. We also took the cable car (it's hard to find) to the top. You can walk up if you want but it's pretty...More

Thank tenshi123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the views over Athens and watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Be warned - the glass of wine and two beers took 45 mins to arrive. The young Aussie girls who brought a picnic and wine certainly had the right idea. Recommend...More

Thank Emce02
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing from up there. You can see all Athens from up there. There is also a beautiful church on the hill and a theatre for different events. It is a very romantic place. You can go up there on foot or by teleferic

Thank George T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy moly! My friends and I actually hiked up this huge hill in 37 C weather.... I'm not sure if the hike was difficult or it was just really hot. We went through the hill going up and the stairs were very tiring and we...More

1  Thank brittanynguyen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there at sunset and we can definitely recommend that! You see the sun go down over the city and disappears in between the hill! We came around an hour before sunset and we got a good spot to sit.

Thank Clara B
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
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Gina R | Reviewed this property |
The funicular is open after sunset, it takes less that 10 min to go up the mountain in the funicular.
1 April 2017|
Response from Nicknall | Reviewed this property |
There is a rail car in Kolonaki at the foot of Lykabettus mountain that will take you to the top. Also Taxis will take you there.
1 April 2017|
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Response from Wayne W | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your preference. the bus 060 will take you very close at about a block. We prefer to walk a bit and see Greece and much prefer the Metro over the bus. If you prefer the Metro then blue line M3 get off at... More