Lycabettus Hill

With over 900 feet Lycabettus the highest hill of Athens. Up here you will surely have the best view over the whole city. Normally, I would go up walking but with a bruised knee it’s not the best idea. So I thought I should be smart and take the cable car to go up. Little did I know, I had to face a lot of stairs and steep streets to get to the cable car. On my way up I had to stop a few times to catch my breath. With or without a bruised knee, it’s a complete workout to get there. I normally work out 3 to 4 times a week and I was exhausted. So maybe it’s better to go there by athens airport taxi. The cable car tickets are 7 Euros.

When you’re finally up at the top of lycabettus hill, you have the most amazing view. The best time to go is around sunset, which makes the view even better. On top of the hill you have a little church, the Agios Georgios church. Unfortunately the church was closed so I couldn’t see the interior. You will also find a restaurant on the hill called Orizontes. While you’re having dinner there, you can enjoy the breathtaking view.

There’s another hill you can climb in Athens called the Filopappou hill. My plan was to also climb it, but on that day it was pouring rain so that’s on the list for a future visit.