Lycabettus Hill, Athens

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    View of Athens from Lycabettus
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  • View of Athens from Lycabettus hill
    View of Athens from Lycabettus hill
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    Lycabettus, from the highest hill ...

    by Aggeliki Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Athens by night..

    Favorite thing: From the Lycabettus hill you can enjoy the fantastic view of Attica. The funicular brings you up to the top of the hill, or you can reach the hill by walking.The nice little chapel of St. George and the theatre in the north of the hill are very nice. At the top of the hill there are some cafes and restaurants.

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    Lycabettus (Likavittos) Hill

    by amsterdam_vallon Written Dec 29, 2003
    Lycabettus (Likavittos) Hill at the distance

    Favorite thing: Lycabettus Hill is really a limestone rock reaching almost 1,000 feet into the once-crystalline Athenian sky. In the evening, the top half is floodlit, and from the Acropolis it looks something like a giant souffle. By day, it's a green-and-white hill toppoed by a tiny, flaringly white church, Agios Georgios.

    Fondest memory: The see the panorama of athens and of course the smog!!!

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    Lycabbetus Hill

    by eladr Updated Jun 9, 2003

    Favorite thing: Lycabbetus hill is one of the great places to view Athens sky line.
    You can take or taxi or like me walk from Syntagma squre until reaching the funicular
    which brings you to the top of the hill.
    To reach the funicular you have to climb many stairs (unless you take a taxi), it's not easy but the view worth it!

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    Lycabettus hill

    by AndyRG Updated May 28, 2003

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    The hill is in the background

    Favorite thing: This hill is the highest in Athens, at an altitude of 277 m. You can go there through many footpaths or by the funicular railway (see my "transportation" tips).
    A restaurant and a cafe are on the top of Lycabettus hill. The view is panoramic, if the sky is clear you can even see Aigina island! Coin-operated binoculars are available.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Lycabettus theater

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 2, 2002

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    Unforgettable concerts...

    Favorite thing: The open-air Lycabettus theater is used between June-September (basicly at the summer festival of Athens) every year. Artistic performances and concerts -any kind of them, ancient greek drama, modern theatrical performances, flamengo, traditional dances, Greek and foreign singers/groups like Cesaria Evora, Bob Dylan, Motorhead, UB40, Shaolin Monks, Vanessa May etc.- are given at this amphitheatrical theater, with a capacity of 4.500. If the performance is sold out, you can climb at these rocks, sometimes more than 1.500 people can be there...
    You can see the northern suburbs of Athens at the background (this mountain is Penteli). There are some other such open-air theaters in different suburbs of Athens, where similar festivals are held (e.x. "Melina Merkouri Theater" in Vyronas, "Petras Theater" in Petroupoli etc...)

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    • Theater Travel
    • Music

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    visit the highest top of...

    by marenloo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the highest top of athens which is one my fondest memory of it. i am not going to forget how small athens look like when we look at from the top.

    Fondest memory: Lycabetous.There is a small church there on the top, and also a theater. we got there on foot from the city center.

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    LYKABETUS HILLIt is the 2nd...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: LYKABETUS HILL
    It is the 2nd most famous hill in Athens, after the Acropolis. It means 'Mountain of Wolves' (Lycos means Wolf in Greek, though in internet means a different thing ;-))).
    You can walk to the top from Odos Aristipou or take a funicular from Odos Ploutarhou and enjoy a wonderful view of the Acropolis and the city from the terrace bar..
    There is a new (1964) built theatre behind the St. Gerorgios church. For info, see the section 'Festivals'.

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    Agios Georgios on the top...

    by AndyRG Updated May 28, 2003

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    Inside Agios Georgios

    Favorite thing: The small church of Agios Georgios (St. George) crowns Lycabettus hill. It was built in the 19th century, on the place of an older byzantine church. The view from there is extraordinary!

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    • Religious Travel

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