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efhernandez_

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Lycabettus hill is one of the best spots to hang out in Greece hands down! The view is phenomenal and absolutely breathtaking, I highly recommend that you take the cable car and go to the top to see the entire city of Athens. There is a small church and restaurant/cafe at the top where you can pay your respects and relax and have a cool drink. Have you ever been? Do you have any recommendations on going? Cheers!


 
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Vangelis

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Absolutely agree! When in Athens, I stay at accommodation 5mins walk from Lycabettus. My partner and I start our day by climbing up the hill in the morning for our daily exercise. It's more rewarding walking up as you get better views along the way than with the cable car. There is also another interesting church on the way up called Saint Isidores which is a rock cave church. Also while walking you may come across the wildlife such as the tortoises that populate the area.
 

k_tsoukalas

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There are some stunning views at this spot. I imagine sunrise or sunset would be lovely here!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Lykavitos is a must visit if you're a tourist in Athens.
 

A walking tour of Lavrio, Greece

Lavrio is the coastal town in the southeastern part of Attica which is the region where Athens is located. This is a great place to visit if you want to go to restaurants and shop around, but also be by the water. Personally, I get pretty tired of staying in downtown Athens because there's not much of a breeze and I can't get to the beach very quickly. This is only super easy if you're renting a car, otherwise you can get to the beach or visit closer beach areas like Glyfada.

You should visit the Port town of Lavrio near Athens

Lavrio is one of the best beachside places to visit near Athens. It's a bit of a drive so you'll need to rent a car or take a bus. There are excellent beaches and tavernas there and you can also visit the neighbouring town of Sounio where the famous Grecotel hotel is located. Since it is a tourist location, Lavrio has a bunch of water sport activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat rentals and many more. it's a great two day trip if you're wanting to get away from the city life.

What time of the year is the best to visit Athens?

According to the forum, many people recommend that I don’t visit Athens during August, because many of the locals have gone on vacation and the city is pretty empty. That being said… when is the best time to visit? I am definitely interested in seeing the acropolis and the museums, but I am wondering when the best time of year is to see the city life.

Cape Sounion is a beautiful destination near Athens

Cape Sounion is a beach that is south of Athens, known for its beautiful hotels and luxury restaurants. I've attended so many weddings in the area, as it is one of the most popular destinations for families that live in the Athens or mainland area. One of the best parts of the area is that you can catch a great view of the Temple of Poseidon, here is what it looks like:

Tips on making your trip to the Acropolis kid friendly!

Many activities in Greece can be kid friendly, as long as you make some minor adjustments. The acropolis is a great place to visit but it can get a bit tiring for young kids who don't like being in the sun or walking up a lot of stairs. My first recommendation is to go very early in the morning, or late afternoon when there is not a lot of sun. Make sure the little ones are wearing hats and sunscreen and they are very hydrated. I suggest that you don't spend too much time at the top of the acropolis, but rather take a stroll through the museum and have a snack at the Café that overlooks the Acropolis. As always, you can make the experience more fun by getting some goodies at the gift shop.
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