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Mount Lycabettus, Athens

4.6
#1 of 10 in Parks in Athens
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Lookout
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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  • Amazing sunset with view to the Parthenon and the whole Athenean basin. Use the teleferik (a bit expensive bad worths) to go up to the hill and prefer the time close to sunset.  more »
  • We hiked up the stairs at dusk. It‘s not worth it. A lot of people are going up there to watch the sunset, but actually you are getting better views from the Acropolis. Maybe it‘s different at dawn...  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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