Breathtaking views over Athens
Thanks to its rich morphology Athens has plenty of places where you can admire stunning panoramic views of the city. Romantic or not, let yourself be captivated by the Athenian cityscape as seen from above.
Near Kolonaki area is situated the famous Lycabettus Hill, at 277 meters high above sea level. Legend has it that wolves used to seek refuge on this hill. That probably explains its name "Lycabettus: the hill walked by wolves". A funicular at the bottom of the hill (on Ploutarhou Street) takes you to the top, but there is also a road to drive up. Those who love hiking may also choose to walk! Whichever your preference, you will be rewarded with a 360˚ view of the city sprawling below, especially on a clear day. The panoramic view from the top just sweeps you away: Mount Parnes to the north, Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf to the west, whereas Acropolis stands imposingly before your eyes. An open cafe and a luxurious restaurant offer you hot or cold drinks, and fine meals.
Filopappou Hill, 147 m. high, was known in ancient Greece as the Hill of the Muses. It is located in a very central point of the city (metro station Thissio or Acropolis), to the southwest of the Acropolis. You can only reach the top on foot. Enjoy a great view of the Acropolis, a panoramic view of the whole city, and the Aegean Sea surrounding Attica. A paved path starts from Filopappou and leads to the Pnyx Hill, where the great orators of the antiquity, like Pericles, Demosthenes and Aristides, delivered powerful political speeches. On the far side of the hill, the Dora Stratou Theatre hosts folklore dancing performances. Close to the hill you will also find the National Observatory, an astronomy and seismology scientific institute, as well as the church of Saint Marina.
The Monastery lies to the eastern side of Athens, on a hillside at the foot of Mount Hymettos, a few miles away from the suburb of Kaisariani. It was actually built in the 11th century over the ruins of an ancient temple of Aphrodite. Probably its position was chosen because of the spring existing there, part of the River Ilissos that in antiquity flowed through Athens. Enjoy the idyllic scenery created by the cypresses, olive groves and wild flowers as well as a bird’s eye view to the city of Athens and the Saronic Gulf. The chapel of St. Marcus is considered to be the spot where the view is simply outstanding! Kaisariani is about 7 km far from the city centre. If you do not have a car, you can reach Kaisariani by public transport (buses 732 or 224 from Syntagma Square), and then reach the Monastery on the top of the hill by taxi.
The view from Acropolis is breathtaking and offers a captivating panorama of the city and its surroundings. Perched atop the hill, the ancient citadel of the Acropolis provides a vantage point that overlooks Athens from all directions.
As you stand on Acropolis, you'll find yourself surrounded by a sense of history and architectural magnificence. The most prominent feature is the Parthenon, an iconic temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, which stands proudly at the top of the hill. The Parthenon's grandeur is awe-inspiring, with its imposing columns and intricate sculptures.
From this elevated position, you'll have an unobstructed view of Athens' urban landscape. Looking towards the north, you'll see the bustling cityscape spreading out before you, dotted with modern buildings, residential areas, and lively streets. The contrast between ancient and contemporary Athens is striking, as glimpses of the city's rich history blend with the vibrant energy of modern life.
To the east, you can admire the sprawling cityscape stretching towards the Aegean Sea. The blue waters of the Saronic Gulf shimmer in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop to the city's skyline. On a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of the nearby islands such as Aegina or Salamis.
As you turn towards the south, you'll see the charming neighborhood of Anafiotika. Located on the northeastern side of the Acropolis, Anafiotika is a small, picturesque area that resembles a traditional Cycladic village. It is nestled at the foot of the hill, just below the northeastern slope of the Acropolis.
Finally, looking to the west, you can take in the panoramic view of the sprawling city of Athens. The modern metropolis stretches as far as the eye can see, with its vast array of neighborhoods, parks, and landmarks. You might spot the impressive Mount Lycabettus in the distance, adding another layer of natural beauty to the cityscape.
Acropolis View Hotel Terrace
Indulge in the unparalleled beauty of Athens from the vantage point of our magnificent terrace. As you step onto our elevated haven, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking views that stretch across the city. Gaze out towards the ancient marvels that have withstood the test of time: the majestic Filopappou Hill, the iconic Herodion, and the awe-inspiring Acropolis itself.
From our terrace, you'll witness the sun-kissed rooftops, the bustling streets, and the vibrant energy that pulses through the heart of Athens. As the day transitions into night, watch as the city transforms into a mesmerizing display of twinkling lights, casting an enchanting glow over the historical sites and modern neighborhoods alike.
Each moment spent on our terrace is a sensory delight, offering a truly immersive experience of Athens' grandeur. Whether you're enjoying a leisurely breakfast, sipping a refreshing drink, or simply taking a moment to soak in the unparalleled views, our terrace provides a serene retreat that invites you to connect with the soul of the city.
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