Athens from Above
Get the greatest view of Athens – see the city from above!
Athens offers plenty of opportunities for romantic dinners, quiet walks, refreshing cocktails and coffee, but why not top it all off with a magnificent view?
Heading up the picturesque streets of Plaka towards Anafiotika to the foot of the ancient rock of the Acropolis, you’ll get an amazing panoramic view of the ancient Athens.
The highest hill in Athens, you can go up Lycabettus hill either by car or by cable car from Kolonaki. The view from the top expands beyond the city and all the way to the sea! At the top of the hill, the little church of Saint George is situated next to a small café where you can drink a Greek coffee while admiring the beautiful backdrop.
Right across from the Miaouli 2-4 train station, the A for Athens café is located on the 6th floor and offers a great view of Plaka and the Acropolis!
The Grand Balkon offers a mesmerizing view of Athens and the Acropolis. Be sure to visit the café at the top of Saint George Lycabettus Hotel for a romantic dinner with a dreamy view.
Take in the view of Athens, the Acropolis and the National Gardens from the top of Strefi Hill, where you will also find a small and friendly café.
Also known as Lovers Hill, this is a favourite place for couples to stroll through small streets and admire the one-of-a-kind view of the Acropolis and Herodes Atticus Theatre.
Head up from Galatsi to the Hyades coffee-bar, which is open all day to enjoy the view of Athens, along with some exceptions food and drinks!
At the top of Kastela Hill, you will find the small church of the Prophet Ilias along with the best view of Piraeus – a broad vista that expands from the small port of Piraeus all the way to Glyfada and Vouliagmeni.
If you’re a fan of hiking, Ymittos is the place for you! In addition to dozens of hiking trails, Ymittos offers a spectacular view of Athens and is also home to the Kesariani Monastery. At the edge of the mountain in Ilioupoli near the Prophitis Ilias you’ll come across a spot the locals call simply “the view.” Need we say more?
Petroupoli undoubtedly offers one of Attica’s greatest views! The Apolis café and beerhouse and Terra Petra café and restaurant are two of the best choices for a night out.
From the top of Egaleo near the Schistos cave, you can enjoy a full view of the western suburbs of Athens all the way to Piraeus.
Penteli and Parnitha
Whether you come by foot, bike, or car or any other means of transportation, these two peaks offer an utterly breathtaking view of Attica’s mountains and valleys.