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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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  • What can I say the most beautiful view I've ever seen? You see the whole of Athens dish and you look up to the beach worth a stroll up there..
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  • our group wanted to see all of Athens during sunset. it was a leisurely 25 minute walk from the convention center to the funicular station. after an interesting ride to the top, reached the cafe at th...  more »
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  • Nice view but Very small area , you’ve to be careful about you pocket , need to develop ,, add something like telescope for example
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