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"The area around Lycabetus hill" Lycabettus Hill Tip by Crift

Lycabettus Hill, Athens: 58 reviews and 114 photos

  Kolonaki square
by Crift

Of course, you should take the funicular to the top of the hill for a magnificent view of the city but there is more to see for the enquiring eye around the hill.

On the southern slope of the hill lies the Kolonaki area with its famous square (platia). This is the most expensive area in the city and hosts most of the label boutiques, etc. For something different, take an hour off from sightseeing, have a cup of coffee in one of the cafes around the square and check out the snobs and the wannabe's!

Moving east from Kolonaki towards the Exarchia square and the Archaeological museum, we enter another territory. It belongs to the students of the Higher or Academic education, the book-keepers and book editors, the "intellectuals" and the anarchists. Exarchia has its square too, not much really, again lots of cafes but hosting a more alternative crowd. Some junky punks wonder around like zombies, occasionally begging for money, but that's all. This area should be avoided around the 17th of November because of the riots that take place during these days.

Address: South and East slope of Lycabettus
Directions: Start from Kolonaki and walk towards Exarchia and the Archaeological museum

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 8, 2003
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