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Likavitos Athens Reviews

Johnpro Johnpro
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Great panoramic view ! Jan 02, 2012
History & Review :

Despite its prominence very little is known about the history of the hill, and ancient Greek writers rarely mentioned Lykavittos as life centered around the hills near the Acropolis and Philopappos. According to Greek mythology, Athena - the patron deity of Athens - dropped the rock here by accident when she was creating the Acropolis.

The origin of the name of the hill is unclear. According to legend Lykavittos was inhabited by wolves, and its name might mean “Mountain of Wolves”. The top of the hill used to be barren, until trees were planted here at the turn of the 20th century.

Lykavittos Hill (sometimes referred to as Lycabettos or Lykabettos) is the highest point in Athens, rising 277 meters (910 ft) above the city. Because of its height, it is a landmark visible from almost every part of the capital.

From the observation deck you will become silent with the view on the city, the open air amphitheater, the Acropolis and the mountains surrounding Athens. On clear days you can see the ships in the port of Piraeus, the Aegean sea and the islands.

After you reach the top, you may rest and have a drink in the cafe/restaurant or let the wind on the observation deck cool you down.

Opening hours and tickets :

Don’t have any ticket and is 24 hours open !

What around :

The neighbourhood Kolonaki with many pubs , coffee shops , restaurants and nice shopping area !

Some photos from our centre Hill :)

How to go :

Just walk from the Syntagma square (Greek Parliament) . Many stairs for this wonderful view :)

Metro: Evaggelismos terminal

However, you can make it easy on yourself and take the funicular from the same place in Ploutarchou Street. Every 30 minutes one goes up while the other one comes down.

Or get with a Taxi will be about 5-8 euro .

It's a recommended sight with great panoramic view :)

The photos are mixed from different visits from 2009-2011 !

P.s. Just a small note ! I make the review like a small guide with different sections , I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :) I am not Historical or a Guide , just explorer :) . Extra information contact with me :). Thanks for reading !
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yarayarinha7 says:
Excellent review! I have been there and loved the view.
Posted on: Feb 02, 2013
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kostasls kostasls
1 reviews
Lycabettus Hill Mar 10, 2011
Almost in the heart of Athens, there is Lycabettus hill.On top of the hill there is a chapel and a restaurant.

Lycabettus has the best view of Athens and worth seeing it during the sunset and in the night!

you can go on top walking or from evangelismos metro station walk a bit till the cable car and go by that on the top.
Lycabettus Hill in snow! :)
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sylviandavid says:
Thanks so much for giving the name of the station to go to for the cable car ride....
Posted on: Jan 15, 2012
Caliber-A Caliber-A
142 reviews
Hill in the City Feb 21, 2010
Lycabettus Hill is another "must see" thing when you are in Athens. It's really a hill in the city and is a popular tourist destination because of its location. In fact, the top can be reached by foot from the base of the hill. But the most interesting way to ascend the hill is by the use of the spectacular funicular railway inside the tunnel that climbs the hill from the lower terminal. Whatever way one prefers, there is a reward at the top - a 360 degree view of the city. The hill caters an open air theatre and a restaurant - a perfect view to unwind, and on it's peak is a 19th century chapel of Saint George.

The hill is ideal to visit anytime of the day.
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Caliber-A says:
thanks sylvia. ohhh it's really a must when you're in athens.very romantic.
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012
sylviandavid says:
Always wanted to go.... We need to do this one... thanks for the great review... sylvia
Posted on: Jan 15, 2012
Paulovic says:
I will! :)
Posted on: Oct 23, 2011
kiox987 kiox987
2 reviews
Perfect spot to see all of Athens from above Nov 30, 2010
It is the most famous hill located in the heart of Athens. Perfect spot to see all of Athens from above. It's not hard to walk all the way to the top too.It would take roughly 40 to 45 mins.Very nice to visit anytime. Day or Night.During the day you can see all monuments and at night you see the whole of Athens lighted up. If you don't want to walk you can also drive or take a taxi to take you there.There is also a lift than can take you to the very top.This lift you can take it only from Kolonaki and it operates form morning to late afternoon. You can buy a drink or a coffee at the top. Definitely something not to be missed
Likabetus Hill
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David says:
I saw this hill while in Athens, didn't know the name then. Thanks for the review.
Posted on: Dec 01, 2010

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