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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
Lykavittos (Mount Lycabettus)
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This one is tricky, but I felt a bit disappointed. The staff and people working at the cable car were not that friendly and so they barely answered to our questions, although the lady from the souvenir shop was super nice. You get to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ranis555
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a stunning location. We walked from the Olympic stadium over to the Funicular and it was absolutely worth the steps. No where else in Athens will you get these views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chrissT9060TM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have 2 kids, age 6 and 7. The climb up did not all have clear path or steps but we made it. It was not difficult. The View is stunning and we spent 45 mins at the top enjoying the view. We walked from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SarahSG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can have a long (and steep) walk till the upper part of the hill. There is a path but you could also follow the street. The stadium on top is also super for concerts. If you have the possibility to listen to music there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank N A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst you can walk to the top, the cable car (it’s more like a rail cart) at €7.50 return is worth it. Stunning 360 degree panorama of Athens... Usual tourist stuff at the top, but great photo opportunities of the acropolis etc

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tedl561
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely worth to climb up the hill. I was walking up to the top, not necessary to ave the funicular. The way up is really nice, not too exacting, the view is beautiful and there are banks, where you can sit down and just admire...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nikoletta S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth seeing. I was there after the sunset and had a beatifull view over the city. Recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marek S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A fabulous day out, take the funicular to the top and then amble back down. The most beautiful little church at the top with the most awesome views over Athens. The sky bar is a delightful place to sit in the peace and quite and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is simply amazing and it definitely deserves a recommendation the place is simply out of the world

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharjeelcool
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit as you get the most perfect view of Athens when you get to the top or even half way to the top. Not hard to go up on foot.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thomassone8
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28 January 2019|
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Response from UriM-1 | Reviewed this property |
‫You can also get there with a cable car (if you are not going to drive there). Short ride from the street below. Many good places in Athens to have dinner. You just need to pick. ‬
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24 August 2018|
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Response from YBtravel | Reviewed this property |
I climbed with my mother and 8 year old. They both thought it was a tough climb especially in the heat of summer. They both complained on the way up. But did it and seemed fine at the end. It is doable with stops and... More
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.