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Mount Lycabettus, Athens

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Worthwhile in any case. Fabulous off and overview of total Athens! Entrance to the funicular is somewhat difficult to find. Many residents knew anything of it (?). But worth every effort. Above also nice café/restaurant.
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  • I think that from there you can enjoy the best view of the town. You can reach the top of the hill in few minutes with the funicular or walking for about 40 minutes. It' s a must. 
  • From the top of the Likabettus mountain, you can give a Überclick Athens c.e. Attica. Schöon is to watch the sun rise and fall from there.
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