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Lycabettus

Lycabettus

Lycabettus

 

Lycabettus (Lykavittos) Theatre (Lycabettus Hill, northeast of Athens) – this 4,000-seat outdoor venue hosts various concerts during the warm months, and has attracted pop, rock, dance, and world music performers, ranging from Bob Dylan, to B.B. King, Pet Shop Boys, Faithless, Scorpions, Bryan Ferry, UB40, Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club, and many others. It also acts as a venue for The Athens Festival (held during the Summer). Visitors can call the box office for info on future events:
+30 21 0722 7233

Lycabettus Hill itself (whose height is 277 meters) boasts the highest elevation in Athens – offering a great panoramic view of all the sights of the city – an attraction in its own right. Visitors can reach the top by catching the funicular from Ploutarchou Street in Kolonaki (every 30 minutes, 9am-1.30am).