Climb Lycabettus Hill for Sunset


When we were in Athens, climbing Lycabettus Hill was a last minute thought after a somewhat hungover day wandering around the city.

We could not muster the energy to climb (we hadn’t left enough time either!) and so headed to the funicular which is on Plutarch Street on the junction with Aristippou Street.

We were there out of peak season so it came every 30 minutes but in peak times, this can go up to every 10 minutes. It costs €7 one way and €10 return.

We arrived on top just in time for sunset and whilst the viewing points were quite crowded, we managed to score a table at Orizontes Restaurant by chance and wow, it was one of the best views of my life.

The main courses were pricey but the starters, desserts and drinks were pretty decent actually so perhaps go for a pudding and a glass of fizz! We were worried the food wouldn’t be up to scratch due to the location but we were pleasantly surprised. Well worth the money for the view!

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