Lycabettus HillFree: All time

As an alternative to having a great panorama view of Athens from Areopagus (Mars Hill), hike up to Lycabettus Hill. Skip the funicular and take a 20-minute hike instead to the top of the hill. You will find a chapel on the top. Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a mountain to build a temple as close as possible to the heavens. The hill is the highest point to the city that surrounds it. A perfect spot for picture taking, Lycabettus Hill is best to be visited during sunrise or sunset. At the bottom of the hill is the posh Kolanaki neighbourhood with plenty of cafes and boutiques.

Address: Mount Lycabettus, Athens
Opening hours: Daily 24/7
Direction: Metro Line 3 to Evangelismos Station

Photo credit: KHALBOO (Flickr CC), Le monde aux yeux d’une Canadienne (Flickr CC), paulraven (Flickr CC)