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“Amazing view from the top of Lycabetus.”
Review of Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus
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Fee: No
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
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

You don't need a taxi to visit the top of Lycabettus Hill. There is an underground Lycabettus Funicular from the Kolonaki district of Athens since 1965. The trip is fast and relaxing. Its entrance is at the intersection Ploutarchou street and Aristipou street.

Taxi drivers will take your money, they will drive you to the much lower altitude of Lycabettus Theater parking and you will be forced to climb for half an hour the stairs to the top of Lycabettus.

The only bad thing is that from Kolonaki district and generally in the whole area there aren't signs for the Lycabettus Funicular. Check google maps, Wikipedia or anything else you like.

On the top of Lycabettus is the Agios Georgios church Saint George in English. The view is amazing. The hill is higher than acropolis and is the best place to view the Athens. You will realize that Athens is a pit surrounded by mountains. That prevents the strong winter winds and gives to Athens a mild climate.

Near the church is a coffee shop restaurant. Not the best restaurant but with the best view. Prefer the sunset it is a fantastic place to watch it and don't forget your camera.

If you don't want to pay for the descent of Lycabettus Funicular, try the stairs to the Kolonaki district and not to the Lycabettus Theater. Of course descent is by far easier and the route is under trees. Avoid the night hours though. Daytime is very safe.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

There just wasn't much to do at the top. We even took a taxi as far up as possible (still have to climb quite a few steps) and thought the result was not worth the effort. There is a restaurant at the top so if you wanted a meal and bottle of wine that would be nice. If not, all there is to do is look, and Athens is not a particularly attractive city. Also, the funicular is entirely enclosed, so don't pay the fee assuming that you'll get a lovely view.

1  Thank Fay W
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

If you want another 360 degree view of Athens including the Parthenon it doesn't get better than this. The temperature was in the 40's so you need to take the binocular. Many of the historical sights can be seen from here, the are more reasonably priced refreshments at the restaurant on top.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

I just been there. It is what an amazing view of Athens. I have been there at day time and night time. And, you should do the same. It has a nice restaurant too. It is worth a trip and a few pictures.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is worth the visit if you want a 360 degree view of Athens. It costs about 7e in a taxi and 7e to take the funicular up and back. There are 2 cafés up top. You only need about 30 minutes, unless you want to eat or drink. Going up on dusk about 1900 hrs is good. If you walk from the city about hour's walk but the streets are steep and winding. Very hot in August.

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