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Where to Find the Best Views in Athens

Where to Find the Best Views in Athens

With its towering Acropolis and seven hills, Athens has no shortage of impressive vantage points, and the city’s ancient monuments are photogenic from all angles. Whether sipping cocktails at a rooftop bar or visiting the city’s highest point, here’s our pick of the best views in Athens. 

Acropolis

Perched on a hilltop at the heart of the city, Athens’ ancient Acropolis demands attention. Exploring the remarkably preserved ruins isn’t the only reason to visit—the Acropolis also affords a panoramic view over the city. 

Areopagus Hill

Just west of the Acropolis and a short walk from the ruins, the rocky peak of Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill) has some of the best close-up views of the Acropolis, as well as the Ancient Agora of Athens and the Temple of Hephaestus.

Rooftop Bars and Restaurants

Drink or dine with a view at one of Athens’ rooftop bars and restaurants. Head to A for Athens for a view of Monastiraki Square against a backdrop of the Acropolis; splurge on dinner at the 5-star Hotel Grande Bretagne rooftop restaurant; or book a table at the Athens Gate restaurant for a panoramic view of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Mount Lycabettus

Ride the cable car or take a hike up to the 909-foot-high (277-meter-high) summit of Mount Lycabettus, the highest peak in Athens. The views are fantastic at any time, but the most atmospheric photo opportunities are at sunset, when the entire city is bathed in orange and red light.  

Philopappos Monument

Another popular hilltop vista point is Philopappos Hill, located southwest of the Acropolis. Nicknamed the Hill of the Muses, it’s a tranquil spot for hiking, with a number of trails leading to the Philopappos Monument at the summit and views of both the city to the north and the Aegean Sea to the south. 

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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.11
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$79.11
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.42
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$44.42
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.51
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$36.51
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.03
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$73.03
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.75
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$81.75
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Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

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View the highlights of Athens with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour, with a local guide. Save your legs from walking and ride a fun, self-balancing, electric Segway around some of Athens’ top city sights as your guide recounts their history. See the Old Parliament House, Hadrian’s Arch and other landmarks; and admire the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Choose from three departure times to suit your schedule and enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour that's limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
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$71.81
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$71.81
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

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See ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Garden and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.47
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$47.47
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

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Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.37
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$97.37
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Mount Lycabettus Walking Tour in Athens

Mount Lycabettus Walking Tour in Athens

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Hike up Mount Lycabettus on this Athens tour that gives you the chance to admire panoramic views of the city. With a guide, you'll climb to the summit while learning about the mountain's mythology, and then enjoy the chance to explore some of Athens' traditional neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.33
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$60.33
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Hidden Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

Hidden Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

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Explore central Athens on a walking tour focused on the neighborhood of Anafiotika and the city's hills. As you follow a guide along ancient pathways that lead to Mars Hill (Areopagus), Pnyx Hill, and Philopappos Hill, learn about the long history of the area and enjoy views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.82
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$200.82
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Hills Of Athens Walking Tour

Hills Of Athens Walking Tour

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Hiking isn’t just for the countryside. On this urban walking tour of the Greek capital, you’ll scale some of Athens’ many hills on foot and follow its walking paths, discovering important ancient sights, areas of natural beauty, and impressive vantage points you can’t get to by tour bus. Along the way, you guide shares information on the history, current state, and culture of the city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.85
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$52.85
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