"Views over the city from high above!" Lycabettus Hill Tip by Durfun

Lycabettus Hill, Athens: 56 reviews and 106 photos

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Reaching this vantage point feels like a pilgrimage in itself!

If you decide to go by metro (and why not - the stations are cool!), come out of the station, turn left and walk about 3 minutes till you see a road on your right. Turn here and keep walking for a good 15 minutes, up this gently sloping road. After a while you'll see the imposing hill, so you'd figure out how to reach it! Then you start climbing these stairs, with some roads running across it at certain intervals. Keep going... it may seem you'll never get there, but persevere!

You'll finally see signs for the funicular! That's when you can breathe a sigh of relief ;-) The frequency of the ride is every 30 minutes, costing 12 EUR per person for the return trip.

Another way (easier, but no fun!) is just taking a taxi right to the top. The route taken will be a winding road reaching the top!

Views from the top are great. Wait for sunset & see the city before you, all lit up. Spot the Parthenon on Acropolis hill, and see if you can tell where the sea port is!

There is a lovely restaurant up here, and a church bell tower.

Directions: From Syntagma take the blue metro line to ****.

Then you walk & walk, and climb & climb till you see the funicular cabin (marked Teleferik).

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2011
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