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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour
Ranked #11 of 345 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
Athens, Greece
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The view from Lycabettus reminded me of why I love Athens and generally Greece. It was so peaceful with the little church that I was touched. The view was amazing and I could see the whole city centre all the way to the sea.

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

This was our biggest disappointment in Athens. Its expensive (7E to take a 5 minute ride up a funicular tram in a tunnel). Yes, the view from the top is spectacular, but isn't much different from the Acropolis. The little church was underwhelming. If we had gone for sunset, I suspect I would be writing a much more positive review.

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Perfect observation platform”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Lykabettus, high above the posh district of Kolonaki, and, hope you never need it, The British Embassy! Accessible, by funicular rail, if you don' t fancy the hike, Nice cafeteria up top, breathtaking views of the City, right down to the sea! On the same hill sits the ancient amphitheatre, of the same name.A gentle stroll down will take you through Chi-chi shopping temptations ,for the ladies, for the guys ,one word ,do not tarry, BEWARE credit card disaster area!!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Rog D
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Views !!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We decided to walk up to the funicular railway. Ugh, what a walk, very poorly marked by street signs. Then you take this very short funicular ride up to the top (the railway is in a tunnel….no view.) Once atop the mount….WOW! Breathtaking panoramic view of the city! The Acropolis, the Temple of Olympia Zeus, the Olympic Stadium, the Sea with all the cruise ships, the sprawling view of Athens, the National Gardens, the sunset….are all there to see. Great for picture taking. There are restaurants at its top, so we stayed for dinner. The food and the service were as exceptional as the views. Make sure you get a table on the southern side, those are the ones with the views. Advice: definitely make time to see tis place, take a cab, unless you really like to walk. Stay for food.

Visited June 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stunning views and nice cafe”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We took the (enclosed) funicular up to the top (7 euro return, runs every 30 mins) of Lykavittos Hill early one evening (although there is also the option to walk up). We had dinner inside at the cafe, which has a very decent menu. We went mid-week and didn't book. There is also a fancier restaurant and a large outside eating area too which seems to wrap around the hill. The views from the very top near the chapel are amazing - especially at night with the lights of the city and the Acropolis. We were staying in the area so it was easy for us to get to, but would recommend visiting it even if you are further afield - especially in the evening. Either by taxi or walking up from the metro stop Evangelismos. If you need a taxi, I recommend booking one for when you get down from the funicular. We didn't book one and had to end up walking down the hill - carrying our one-year old at night - still doable though!

Visited June 2014
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