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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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  • Nice view over the city but were already spoiled by our view from the hotel. Hearty hike to the hill (from the Archaeological Museum). There so the cable car taken. Upstairs is not much to do.
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  • Everyone who want to see different view of Athens need to climb to Mount Lycabettus. Fantastic view to whole city. I was there after 17.00h and there was really refreshing breeze although it was Augus...  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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