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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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  • The trail is clearly paved throughout, and although there's a few shifts paths the main route up and down is clear enough to follow. We didn't use the fenuncular railway as in the mild spring it was a...  more »
  • The walk is a brisk one, and if you're not relatively fit it can be difficult. But it's worth it and the view at the top is wonderful, overlooking the Acropolis and all of Athens  more »
  • We hopped on Lycabettus Hill walk, basically because we didn't find for access to the funicular ... but I have to say, unless you have small children, the climb is absolutely practically for anyone with a minimum of physical form, and I am not particularly sporty. Plan an hour to get from the metro Evanghellismos and prendendovela calm. We were in March, so if you go in summer with the heat drawn conclusions. Above you will find a place to eat and the best scenery of Athens.
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  • We walked all the way to the top of the hill and was an enjoyable activity/exercise to do as you get to see fantastic views of the city walking through a nice park (that could be easily be better maintained, including removing the graffiti). Once you get to the top you will have the most amazing views of the city of Athens.
  • The best place in Athens, with marvellous views over the ancient city. Lovely walk to the top, on paths flanked with cactusses (and unfortunately plastic bottles and can left behind by the mindless barbarians). Nice little chapel on the hill and a restaurant with decent food (but awful music - why not play traditional Greek music).
  • Odlično mesto koje treba obavezno posetiti. Žičara 🚡 košta 7.50€ gore dole a mozete uzeti samo ubjednom smeru. Na vrhu je restoran sa raznovrsnim menijem kao i crkva Sv. Djordja. Zalazak sunca sa ovog brds je božanstven. Kada se popnete imate osećaj da vam je crla Atina na dlanu
  • A great spot to see the city. It's the highest place in Athens. Your knees will feel it but it is well worth it when you reach the top.
  • Being visible from around the Athens, Mount Lycabettus is very inviting and from the experience, it's well worth the time. The walk to top can take around half an hour and view from there is breathtaking. If one decides to stay for the sunset, keep in mind that walk down might not be illuminated at all.
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