Lycabettus Hill in Athens

Lycabettus Hill in Athens: The Hill of Lycabettus is basically one of the few green spots of Athens. The hill is covered with pine trees and it is crossed by paved paths. Placed close to the center of Athens, the hill is 304m high. In fact, it is the highest point of the Athenian basin and a great place to enjoy stunning views of the whole city, its suburbs and the sea that surrounds Athens.

On top of the hill, there is a small white-washed church dedicated to Agios (Saint) Georgios, which can be seen from many points of Athens. Apart from this church, Lycabettus hill also has a restaurant that offers delicious meals. This place is ideal for having romantic dinners with the view of the entire city in the background. Lycabettus hill is also very popular when it comes to concerts.

There is a semi-circular amphitheater on its slopes, where Greek and foreign bands perform, mostly in summer. The most recommended mean to get there is with the funicular train that departs from Kolonaki neighborhood and takes about 30 minutes to reach the top. The paved road that leads to the hill is rough and the trip can get you exhausted.

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Guest 2011-01
Amazing view
This is the highest spot of Athens and you can either go on foot or by the funicular train from Kolonaki. The most important thing about Lycabettus Hill is that it offers panoramic views of Athens. It can be seen from everywhere in Athens. The hill is a very popular tourist destination and once you reach the top there is the small whitewashed church of Saint George and a restaurant. There are cafeterias and bars, the perfect place to enjoy your coffee. There is no doubt that it is the ideal place for a romantic walk whereas if you get lucky and it is not very crowded it is very peaceful and magic. It has a theatre at the top where it has housed several Greek and international concerts as well as other cultural events.

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