Kalispera! It’s time to roll out these remaining European posts. This is my third photo diary from Athens and explores two of the main tourist attractions in the city; Lycabettus Hill and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The majority of sites in Athens are within walking distance, which makes it easy to get around during the day. If you’re planning a trip, check out my fist two posts: Athens – Ena and Athens – Duo to look at other attractions such as the National Gardens, Panathenaic Stadium, Zappeion Hall, streets of Plaka and Syntagma Square. In the last two posts from Athens, I will also be sharing photos from the Acropolis, Ancient Agora and street art/food, as well as a seafood lunch at Sardelles in Gazi. For those of you planning bigger trips around Greece and the islands, hopefully I can help with your planning and trip excitement by taking a look at all of my Greece travel blog posts.
Ooh la la…a bit of Bougatsa in Kolonaki.
Climbing Mount Lycabettus
If you’re anything like me, and love to take photos of a city from above, climbing up Lycabettus Hill is a must. This is the highest vantage point in Athens, situated at 277 metres above sea level and gives you an unobstructed view of all parts of city and a birds eye view of the many white roofs that house the cities inhabitants. The easiest way up the hill is to jump on the funicular at Kolonaki on Aristippou Street. We somehow missed this priceless information and got to endure the steep walk up the hill cliffside. It was all worth it though, as once you reach the top you are rewarded with sweeping views and fresh, clean Grecian air.
If you’re feeling parched or peckish, the cafe at the top is a touristy spot to have a sit down and enjoy the view some more.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is found in the centre of Athens, with the structure being dedicated to Zeus, King of the Olympian Gods. Most of the temple has been destroyed, but it is still amazing to see these half standing ancient structure in the middle of bustling modern day Athens.
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