Athens Lycabettus Hill

Location: Kolonaki

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.

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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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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Lycabettus Hill, from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

By Cable car: Lycabettus Hill is the highest point in the center of Athens and it can be reached by a cable car.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Evangelismos” on line 3. Note that the Lycabettus Hill is located within a 20-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Likavitou” of the bus line 060. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

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1 Reviews
  • anna_m_I 11 Jan 2011
    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.