your options to reach the top

1) Cable car

If a mini-trek up is not your thing, take the cable car to the top. The entrance is on the corner of Aristippou and Ploutarchou streets. If you decide to walk down the forest path (the view is truly amazing), you will encounter Dexameni Square in Kolonaki, where you can grab a bite to eat.

– The Cable car serves thousands of tourists during the summer months and all year round, operating until midnight.

2) Climbing up the hill on foot

1) To reach the top by foot, you need to prepare yourself for a long climb. The initial portion of the climb, among shrubs and small trees, is relatively easy.However, when you get to the zigzagging stairs, laid out at a low angle to make the ascent easier (but longer!), your legs are going to let you know they are not too happy about the exercise. After you reach the top, you may rest and have a drink in a terraced restaurant or let the wind on the observation deck cool you down. Afterwards, make the extra effort to climb Lycabettus Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of Athens unlike any other vantage point in the city.

– Tip if you want you can get to the top with the cable car and then go down on foot following the footpath.

3) Car

Driving a car, following the Lycabettus ring road, you will reach the end of the road where you will find a huge parking lot and some Athenians enjoying the view while waiting for their rendezvous or just passing their time. Next to the parking lot is the open theater of Lycabettus, where during the summer season musical concerts and theatrical performances take place. It was constructed in 1964 – 1965 in place of the old quarry, with a capacity of 3000 seats.