Mount Lycabettus

athens, greece

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Mount Lycabettus

athens, greece

Famous for: Mountains, Nature, Viewpoints, Cable Cars
Mount Lycabettus is a popular limestone hill in Athens popular for offering 360 degree view of the Athens city. It is surrounded by pine trees and houses popular attractions such as Chapel of St. George, a theatre as well as a restairant at its base. It is also referred as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
09:00 - 16:00 : Sunday, Saturday
13:00 - 20:00 : Monday
09:00 - 20:00 : Tuesday - Friday
hourglass_empty Duration: 2.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: € 7
info Tips: Cable Car runs every 30 minutes (every 20, 15 or 10 minutes during peak hours)

Mount Lycabettus is the highest point in Athens situated at the height of 277 metres. Tourists usually climb up the hill by Lycabettus Funicular, although some also prefer to walk up the hill. This hill provides beautiful 360 degree view of Athens. Sunset view here is very popular as at night Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium and Ancient Agora lit up offering an illuminating view.

 

ATTRACTIONS ON THE LYCABETTUS HILL

 

St. George Church: This is a beautiful whitewashed church of St. George (Agios Georgios) from 19th century.

 

Hilltop Restaurant: Restaurant named Orizontes on the Lycabettus Hill, also caled the the “terrace of Athens” is the popular attraction here. Tourists enjoy the view while having an amazing food experience. You can contact the restaurant at +30 21 0722 7065

 

Cafe Lycabettus: You can take a break from your walk up the hill here. Tourists spend hours sitting here and enjoying the food as well as view.

 

ATHENS TOURS INCLUDING MOUNT LYCABETTUS

 

There are various Athens Tours available which include Mount Lycabettus (Lycabettus Hill) as one of the attractions

 

Athens Full Day Tours: Starts from your hotel to Lycabettus hill, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Irodou Attikou street, Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Panepistimiou street, Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum

 

Lycabettus by Night and Plaka: Starts at 8 PM with first visit to Lycabettus Hill then illuminating streets of Plaka

 

Acropolis and Museum Tour: Includes visit to Lycabettus Hill, Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

 

 

THE VIEWS AROUND MOUNT LYCABETTUS

 

View in the Southwest of Mount Lycabettus: Visitors mostly climb Mount Lycabettus to get a view of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. These places lit up in the evening after sunset and the illuminating Acropolis especially presents stunning, not to be missed sight.

 

View to the South of Mount Lycabettus: You get the view of the affluent Kolonaki. From here you can also see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

 

View to the west of Mount Lycabettus: Get view of the neighborhoods of Psyrri and Thissio and the crowded market streets of Monastiraki. As well as get view of the red tiled roofs of the Panepistimiou campus of Athens University.

 

View to the North of Mount Lycabettus: You can see Lofos Strefi or Strefi Hill, which is one of the seven hills of Athens.

 

View to the East of Mount Lycabettus: Get view of the residential neighborhood also known as Lycabettus. The yellow and orange coloured Lycabettus theatre looks very beautiful from up here. Lycabettus Theatre usually stage concerts and plays in the summer.

 

THE TRAIL TO MOUNT LYCABETTUS

 

The beginning of the trail with small trees and shrubs on both sides is easy to climb. Lateryou get zigzag stairs which marks the beginning of the tiring route. The stairs are low-angled so the ascent is not difficult but the route itself is longer. You can rest a bit at the observation deck and then take off for the top of Lycabettus hill which will offer you a breathtaking view of athens.

 

 

HOW TO GET TO MOUNT LYCABETTUS?

 

Lycabettus Cable Car

Starting point:Eend of Plutarch Street on its junction with Aristippou street, in Kolonaki

Operating Hours: 9:00 am to 1:30 am

Ticket: 7 Euros (ascent and descent as well as restaurant discounts)

Journey Duration: 3 minutes

 

On Foot: The way to hill is a mix of road and stairs. Climbing stairs could be challenging as they are many in numbers although they are at low angle to ease the climb

 

By Car: Parking lot is near the Lycabettus Theatre

Contact

local_phone +30 210 7210 701
9:43 PM Local Time

Location

Athens Central Athens Regional Unit Greece 114 71
City center: Acropolis of Athens
Nearest airport: Athens International Airport

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Frequently asked Question about Mount Lycabettus

What is the best time of the day to visit Mount Lycabettus in Athens?
Sunset is the best time to visit Mount Lycabettus when you can see the lights of the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium and Ancient Agora from a height.
How to get to Mount Lycabettus by public transportation?
Take subway from Kerameikos metro station to Evangelismos Metro Station. From Evangelismos you either need to take 200 paved steps to the Teleferik or take a taxi right to the Teleferik station. Another alternative is to take bus line 815 from Odeio to Kipos.From Kipos walk till Kerameikos and take a subway to Evangelismos.
How difficult is hike to Mount Lycabettus?
It is a steep walk but not difficult. It may take 60 to 90 minutes. Another alternative is to take the cable car Teleferik to the top and while returning walk down the hill.
How much does the cable car to Mount Lycabettus cost?
Ascent and descent to Mount Lycabettus by cable car cost 7 Euro.
Is Mount Lycabettus open on Saturdays and Sundays?
Yes, Mount Lycabettus open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Is the funicular to Mount Lycabettus open after sunset?
Yes, The Teleferik Funicular runs till 2 AM in the morning.