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Best Views of the Acropolis in Athens

The Acropolis is an emblematic image of Greece. The City of the Gods can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, although there are spots that are more special than others from which to observe this amazing city within a city. I suggest that you first visit it and then walk around it. And finally, you can then commit its image to memory by taking it in from the best viewpoints. Whether morning, afternoon or evening, it’s always visible and every moment has its own majestic qualities. The white light of morning, the falling light at sunset over the Temple of Athena Nike, or the nighttime illumination of the Parthenon. It’s a visual treat you won’t want to miss.



Jacuzzi with views from the Hotel ATHENS ATRIUM: You don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy these amazing views. Have a drink on the terrace and enjoy a bubble bath while you look out on the Athenian Acropolis. The location of this hotel is truly privileged: it is very close to the ruins and almost at the same height. If you go at night, the setting is magical. Imagine what it would be like to have a glass of champagne in hand while soaking in the Jacuzzi with the beauty of the Acropolis in background. It’s a unique way to experience the city, whether alone or accompanied. You’ll find it at Okeanidon, 21.


The Acropolis from the restaurant STROFI: The views of the crown jewel of Athens, the Acropolis, are the main course here. It is a true experience to dine in this elegant restaurant which is located in such an exceptional place. And of course, you will delight in their traditional Greek cuisine. Their menu boasts traditional dishes with a modern twist, the Strofi touch. I recommend the moussaka, of course, the feta salad and their lovingly made desserts. The best part is that it’s not expensive. You’ll pay about 25 to 30 euros per person. The restaurant is located on the street called Rovertou Galli, number 25.


Views from Mount Lycabettus: As the story goes, Athena wanted her temple to be closer to heaven than the rest, so she carried a huge rock to the Acropolis. While carrying it, the Goddess received an unexpected message and the surprise made her drop the giant rock, which fell on Athens and formed the famous elevation. From the top of Lycabettus Hill, the views are beyond picturesque. At the highest point, some 300 meters high, there’s a small Orthodox chapel called San Jorge. If the sky and pollution permit, you’ll be able to see the Aegina and Salamina islands and even the Attica basin. Athenians love to escape the city and climb this mountain on weekends. Many go to play sports and others simply to have a good time with family. It is very accessible: the easiest way to the top is to take the funicular. Fast and comfortable.