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Mount Lycabettus, Athens

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Local legend claims wild wolves used to seek refuge on Mount Lycabettus, a tall hill noted for offering unbeatable views of Athens. Tradition has it that Athena, the goddess of wisdom, created this hill when she accidentally dropped a mountain she had intended for the construction of the city's famed citadel. You can access this "hill walked by wolves," as its name roughly translates, by a funicular railway departing from a station in the central part of the city. The hill rises to 277 m (908 ft) above sea level, its peak featuring a 19th century chapel, theater, and restaurant. Pick a sunny day for your visit if possible, and don't forget your camera. To visit Mount Lycabettus and get the most from your holiday in Athens, create itinerary details personal to you using our Athens road trip website.
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  • Take the funicular up (or walk) and enjoy the views and have a drink. This is an especially to see the acropolis. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, this Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens....  more
    Take the funicular up (or walk) and enjoy the views and have a drink. This is an especially to see the acropolis. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, this Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens....  more »
  • We took the cable cart round trip so we skipped the hiking part, you can just get a taxi to the cable cart station.we went by the sunset. It was already packed but the view was spectacular. 
    We took the cable cart round trip so we skipped the hiking part, you can just get a taxi to the cable cart station.we went by the sunset. It was already packed but the view was spectacular.  more »
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  • Excellent view of Athens, crowded at night.
  • Beautiful place to view Athens. There was a Greek wedding in the chapel, which was to our surprise but we loved it! I recommend walking up and down the hill instead of using the lift.

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