to see Athens from the top
Are you a person who love to see the city from the top?
Well, I am the person who love to see the whole city from the top, which I always will check the place where I can enjoy the view of city from the top before I’m on my way to other country. Such like, in Taipei, you can go to Taipei 101 or Xiangshan; in Paris, you can go to the top of Arc de Triomphe or Eiffel Tower or Norte Dame; in London, you can go to the sky garden without charge.
In Athens, there are 5 places that you can have an amazing view of Athens from top, which now I am going to share with you.
我是一個喜歡從高處俯瞰整個城市的人，在前往其他國家之前，我總是會檢查可以從高處欣賞城市風景的地方。 例如，在台北，你可以前往台北101或象山； 在巴黎，你可以前往凱旋門，艾菲爾鐵塔或北聖母院的頂部； 在倫敦，你可以免費進入空中花園。
1. Acropolis hill
The Acropolis Hill is one of the commanding heights of Athens, and you can see where the New Acropolis Museum is, which you can enjoy the scenery of Athens after you visit the Acropolis.
2. Philopappos Hill
Philopappos Hill Park is a civic park on the west side of the Acropolis, also known as Mouseion. The ancient Greeks believed that the nine muses lived in here, which it’s kinda mysterious, but it’s really kept it in people’s memory, that it was recognized as a new place for democratic thought.
Philopappos Hill is one of the best places to visit for sunset in Athens. Thanks to the hill’s central location, it’s the perfect spot to watch day turn to night as it provides wonderful views of both the Acropolis and the whole city.
The walk up isn’t too strenuous, and only takes around 15-minutes from bottom to top. At the top of the hill you will find the Philopappos monument – an ancient Greek mausoleum dedicated to Philopappus, a prince from the Kingdom of Commagene.
Philopappos Hill 公園是雅典衛城西側的市民公園，也被稱為Mouseion。古希臘人認為這裡住著這九個繆斯女神，雖然有點神秘，但確實將它保存在人們的記憶中，被認為是民主思想的新場所。
3. Stoa of Attalos
You can see the Temple of Hephaestus in second floor.
It is the only building in Greece that has been completely restored. Although it is not original, I think the renovated building is the most attractive than others.
The colonnade is used to commemorate Pergamon’s King Attalos II. It has a total of two floors and is used by citizens to discuss business. The outer layer of the column is Doric and the inner layer is Ionic. Now it’s rebuilt to display the acient objects excavated of Foro Romano.
In second floor, you can see the Temple of Hephaestus, which it’s the nice place to see it.
它是希臘唯一已完全修復的建築。 儘管不是原始建築，但我認為裝修後的建築比其他建築更具吸引力。柱廊是用來紀念佩加蒙國王阿塔洛斯二世的。 它共有兩層，供市民討論業務。 色譜柱的外層是Doric，內層是Ionic。 現在，它被重建以顯示古羅馬廣場的古物件。
4. Areopagus hill
The Areopagus is a bare, solid marble hill that is centrally located adjacent to the entrance of the Acropolis. Its name translates to “Ares’ Rock”, and in Roman times it was called “Mars’ Hill”. The Areopagus has a very significant history, and it has been the scene of some of the most important events to occur in Athens’ history.
The Areopagus hill offers incredible views of the nearby Acropolis hill. Since the Acropolis is such a focal point in the city, seeing it in different angles becomes somewhat of an obsession as it takes on a completely different form. But one thing you have to careful that you should take more serious of rock, it might make you slip.
Areopagus是一塊裸露的堅固大理石山丘，位於雅典衛城入口附近。它的名字翻譯為“ Ares’Rock”，在羅馬時代被稱為“ Mars’Hill”。 Areopagus的歷史非常悠久，它是雅典歷史上發生的一些最重要事件的發生地。
5. Lycabettus hill
The Lyabettus is breathtaking panoramic views of the whole city.
At 277 metres above sea level, Lycabettus Hill is the highest point in Athens. Sometimes referred to as Mount Lycabettus, it’s a brilliant place to visit for sunset as you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the whole city. That being said, the stunning views mean it’s a brilliant spot to visit at any time of day.
Lycabettus Hill 海拔高達 277米，是雅典的最高點。有時稱為 Mount Lycabettus，它是日落的絕佳去處，你可以欣賞整個城市的壯麗全景。話雖如此，令人驚嘆的美景意味著它是一天中任何時候訪問的絕佳去處。
There are two options to get to the top of Lycabettus Hill – take the funicular or walk. I personally opted to hike to the top during my visit, but as we visited lately in the year, which it wasn’t hot at all; however, I opted to take a railway when I go down.
During the summer months walking can be particularly tough due to the heat, so make sure to stay well hydrated if you plan to walk up on a hot day! If it’s a really hot day then we suggest taking the funicular railway to the top.
The Lycabettus Hill funicular costs €4 for a one-way journey.
A funicular is a kind of train used for going up and down steep inclines, making it an ideal way to get to the top of the hill. The Lycabettus Hill funicular costs €4 for a one-way journey. It runs at least once every 30 minutes between 9am and 2.30am, and during peak times it sometimes runs as often as every 10 minutes.
纜車是一種用於在陡峭的斜坡上上下移動的火車，使其成為到達山頂的理想方式。 Lycabettus Hill纜車單程費用為€4。 它在上午9點至凌晨2.30點之間至少每30分鐘運行一次，在高峰時段有時甚至每10分鐘運行一次。
It’s well worth planning your day so that you can be here for sunset.
I think sunset is the best time to visit. I have to say this is a lovely place to see an incredible view of Athens at any time, which It’s well worth planning your day to stay here for enjoying sunset. With a bit of luck you’ll be treated to a vibrant sky alongside the most stunning views of Athens and the Acropolis.
我認為日落是參觀的最佳時間。 我不得不說這是一個隨時可以看到雅典令人難以置信的景色的好地方，非常值得計劃你的一天留在這裡欣賞日落。 運氣好的話，您將享受到充滿活力的天空以及雅典和雅典衛城最壯麗的景色。。