Seeing Athens from a Different Vantage Point

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

AthensAcropolis hill is well-known around the world as the home of the iconic Parthenon, a very unique architectural gem.  However, sitting on the Acropolis has one small downside:  you don’t get to see it whole. Enter, stage northeast, Lycabettus Hill. Located sort of north of Syntagama Square, its base is surrounded by a residential area that is quite nice. The hill can be ascended on foot or via funicular.

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

Stairs going up Lycabettus Hill to the funicular base station

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

Leaving the funicular station at the base

At the top of the hill, sits the Chapel of St. George.

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

Chapel of St. George

And then the best views of Athens and its surroundings from anywhere in the city as Lycabettus is the highest hill in the city.  Well, don’t take my word, take a look for yourself!

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

A sea of white as far as the eye can see in this direction!

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

Olympic Stadium (from the 1896 Games, first of the modern times)

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

The Acropolis and the sea beyond

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

Closing in on the top of the Acropolis, you can appreciate the Parthenon and other structures

Athens, Greece, Lycabettus, Acropolis, Parthenon, vista, view, Canon EOS Rebel

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