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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. Make Mount Lycabettus a centerpiece of your Athens vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Athens holiday planner.
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  • Be sure to climb the Lycabettus Hill and admire all the city of Athens. Worth dinner at Orizontes Lycabettus Restaurant, but make a reservation here in Brazil in advance and preferably around sunset time. You will be delighted with all the beauty of this city and the beautiful sunset.
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  • I had read reviews that it was really hard to pass up. Now we were there in november so it wasn't so hot, but I can not say that it was a hassle. So, it is not too hot, go up! The view is amazing!
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  • We took a taxi to the funicular (it is not easy to get there by other means) and spent 45 minutes at the summit. The 360 views are great and you look down on the acropolis. After returning to base we ...  more »