The Best Views of the Acropolis

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Seeing the Acropolis up close is breathtaking.

Acropolis Columns Acropolis Columns

But here is something just as amazing ( if not more ): seeing the Acropolis in all of its beauty, not surrounded by selfie sticks and tourists.

Here are the top 3 places I recommend you go in Athens to get the best uninterrupted views of this ancient beauty:

Monte Licabeto

This is my absolute favorite view of the Acropolis and of the city!

Lycabettus Hill (or Monte Licabeto) is the highest point in Athens at 910 feet. You have a couple options in terms of getting to the top. You can take a cable car for $8 which leaves from Ploutarchou and Aristippou Streets in Athens…

Or you can enjoy a heart-pounding hike up the hill! The walk starts from Aristippou Street in Kolonaki and winds upward for about 20 – 30 minutes.

Here’s the view:

View of the Acropolis from Monte Licabeto

Philopappos Hill

Also known as the Hill of the Muses, Philopappos Hill provides an amazing view of the Acropolis since it’s located at almost the same height.

Although I never ventured here during my time in Athens, I’ve heard from friends that this is a fantastic place to go during the day because the park is very lively! Nighttime can be sketchy because the paths are poorly lit.

Mount Hymettus

Mount Hymettus is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Athens. You could easily spend a full day hiking the mountain, exploring the ancient monasteries & churches along the way and finally enjoying this beautiful view at the top:

View of Acropolis from Mount Hymettus

It’s a wonderful place to watch the sun set.

ThElectra Palace Hotel Rooftop

You can get up to the rooftop of the Electra Palace without being a guest at the hotel! Located in downtown Athens, The Electra Palace roof has a large pool with a bar & restaurant. You can easily spend a good portion of the day here tanning, swimming and looking out at a beautiful view of the Acropolis.

View of the Acropolis from Electra PalaceView of the Acropolis from Electra Palace View of the Acropolis from Electra Palace

What are your favorite places in Athens to see wonderful views?

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  1. Christine says:

    Wow the Acropolis is really breathtaking. I can’t wait to visit next year! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nicki says:

    Wow you have such great photos from your visit. When I was there 2.5 years ago all i had was my old iphone as a camera and the photos aren’t clear. Glad I could re-live my experience through your eyes. <3

    • Christina says:

      Thank you! I took all of these photos with a point-and-shoot camera, but luckily I had enough foresight to bring multiple SD cards and document everything 🙂

  3. runawaybrit says:

    These views are incredible. I have not been to Athens yet, but (as Susan Sontag says) it’s definitely on the list. I love Greece, at least I love the islands that I’ve been to. When I finally get to Athens, I will visit the places that you have recommended.

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