You can find the 10 best views in Athens in this article! Athens has some breathtaking views, so you should definitely see some of them!
1. Lycabettus Hill
Lycabettus Hill is a beautiful hill you can climb in Athens. As soon as you arrive at the highest point, you will have a gorgeous panoramic view over the city! From here, you can see the Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and even the port of Piraeus! Furthermore, if you don't want to climb the hill, you can also travel by cable car! There are some lovely places to have something to drink or something to eat at the hill as well. Moreover, this is actually the highest point in Athens!
According to myths, the goddess Athena created the hill when she accidentally dropped a mountain. She actually wanted to use this mountain to create the Acropolis. Also, on top of the Lycabettus Hill there is also an amphitheatre where many famous Greek and international artists performed.
The Acropolis has so much to offer and I'd highly recommend going there if you're in Athens. Even though it's mostly famous for its amazing ancient buildings, you will also have magnificent views over Athens from the Acropolis. The combination of the ancient buildings and the stunning views make this place really magical. Therefore, from here you will get one of the best views in Athens!
You can find the Aeropagus next to the Acropolis. Therefore, it's a great idea to visit both the Acropolis and the Aeropagus on the same day! From here, you will also have a very beautiful view over Athens. Furthermore, the Aeropagus also offers a lovely view of the Acropolis! Since it isn't a very long climb and the stairs are really good, it's easier to get here than to most other viewpoints.
4. A for Athens
A for Athens is located on Monastiraki and from here you have a magnificent view over Athens and the Acropolis. It is a rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant and it's definitely a lovely place to spend your evening! If you're looking for a comfortable place to have a good view, then I would highly recommend going here! At this place, you can just sit down, relax, enjoy a drink and the wonderful view of Athens!
5. Filopappou Hill
At the Filopappou Hill you will get another one of the best views in Athens. You can find it near the Acropolis and from here you will have a stunning view of the Acropolis. At the highest point you will find the monument of Filopappos.
6. The restaurant of 360 Hotel Athens
The restaurant of 360 Hotel Athens is a beautiful restaurant where you can have dinner and enjoy the panoramic view over the city. Besides the wonderful view, you can also have the best dishes from the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine! Furthermore, the hotel also has a rooftop cocktail bar, so if you want to see an amazing view while drinken a cocktail, you should definitely go there!
7. Strefi Hill
Strefi Hill is a park and it's far less famous than the other viewpoints in Athens. However, the views from here are amazing! The name of the hill comes from the family who owned the hill for almost 200 years. You can easily reach it by metro from everywhere in the city. Furthermore, there are many walking paths and many trees, so you will have lots of shadow here.
8. The rooftop of the Athens Gate Hotel
The Athens Gate Hotel has a wonderful rooftop. The rooftop is on the 8th floor and from there, you'll have an amazing view of the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. Furthermore, it's a very luxurious place to be where you can have great cocktails and wines. Moreover, you can also have breakfast at this place! I'd definitely recommend considering doing that, since it's really the perfect way to start your day with such an amazing view!
9. Your Airbnb
If you're still looking for an accommodation in Athens, then I'd highly recommend checking out some places on Airbnb with amazing views over the city! Even though this may sound very expensive, it actually can be really affordable. I stayed in an Airbnb with a huge terrace and a wonderful view of the Acropolis, and it wasn't expensive at all! Since I payed about €35,- per night, it was really affordable!
10. Dinner in the Sky
Dinner in the Sky won't only provide you with an amazing view, but it is also a once in a lifetime experience! If you're having dinner here, you will literally have dinner in the sky. Since you hang 50 metres up into the air, you will definitely have one of the best views in Athens. Furthermore, the food is also very good here. However, this restaurant is more expensive than most other restaurant in Athens, but usually you won't have such a great view during dinner! Besides the great view, it's also one of the best restaurants in Athens!
Besides seeing some amazing views, you can do many other fun things in Athens! Click here for the best things to do in Athens!
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