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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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  • You get a wonderful view over Athens. The view over the acropolis was not as good as I was expecting and it can be ruined by the low winter sun behind the acropolis which means the sun glare is too... 
    You get a wonderful view over Athens. The view over the acropolis was not as good as I was expecting and it can be ruined by the low winter sun behind the acropolis which means the sun glare is too...  more »
  • Lycabettus Hill is in the middle of the city, with a small Orthodox church at the top. It is worth a visit for the incredible 360 -view over the whole of Athens to Piraeus (the mountain is higher... 
    Lycabettus Hill is in the middle of the city, with a small Orthodox church at the top. It is worth a visit for the incredible 360 -view over the whole of Athens to Piraeus (the mountain is higher...  more »
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  • Incredible view overlooking the city of Athens. Unfortunately the path to the top of the hill is not accessible to people on wheelchair or families with prams (strollers).
  • Majestic place! To get up there and down with cable car cost 9€, you can walk all The way up without any charge. One of the most worth visit place in Athens specially for sunset. There are bar and temple on the top ,amazing view 🙏

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