Know Before You Go
The Lycabettus Funicular generally runs daily between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Hours may vary based on seasonal conditions. Two carriages start simultaneously every 30 minutes (more often at peak times) at the opposite terminus and move on a single track that intersects at the midpoint. The length of the journey is 210 meters and a one-way trip lasts three minutes.
Those prone to claustrophobia or motion sickness should take the environment into consideration before deciding whether to use the funicular. Guests that wish to visit the chapel must climb several dozen steps to get to the peak where it is located.
Dress codes vary from church to church in Greek orthodoxy. If you wish to enter the chapel, a show of respect to the chapel and its members is achieved by modest clothing and proper behavior. For men shorts, tank tops/sleeveless shirts and sandals/flip flops are frowned upon. Women's shoulders should not be shown in church so anything strapless or with thin straps should be avoided. Skirts and dresses should at a minimum come below the knee. Some churches ask that no leg be shown. Keep your feet on the ground when seated, because it is considered insulting for your feet to face holy images.