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Lycabettus hill

lycabettus hill

Lycabettus hill is one of the most significant and renowned tourist attractions in Athens. More specifically it is 277 meters above the sea level. Furthermore it offers a unique panoramic view to the visitor. According to the ancient myth its name originates from the fact that the area was the refuge of wolves. In particular the name comes from the Greek word Lycos (wolf in English).

Lycabettus hill restaurant

On the top of the Lycabettus there is café and restaurant. There you can enjoy your drinks and dishes. Impressively the whole of Athens lies  under your feet. Additionally you can visit the chapel of Saint George. Moreover Lycabettus hill is accessible via car and on foot via path (a little bit tiring activity)....

On the other hand you can reach the top of the hill via teleferic. The teleferik of Lycabettus hill was inaugurated in 1965 and it transports 300.000 passengers every year.

Lycabettus hill teleferik

The start of the teleferik is at the end of the street Aristippou which is in kolonaki. The closest metro station is at Evangelismos. The cost of the ticket is 7 Euros per passenger with ascend and descent included. Also the ticket include a discount for the restaurant of Lycabettus. Daily the schedules are executed and in a 365 days basis from 09.00 am to 1.30 am. During the winter period transportation may stop before 1.30 am.

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