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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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  • The climb is very tiring, for more signs on the road are old and inaccurate, you arrive at the railway station after a climb of about 10 min. evangelismos Metro station, and is 3/4 of the route, then in my opinion should make it all the way! the funicular, cmq is (€ 15 return) is exaggerated to believe 100 m.
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  • We walked from the Parthenon, it's much farther than it looks. There's a nice trail to the top, but also a cable car. It's a great view. 
  • It's a hill in the centre of Athens where you can walk or reach the top by car. Offers panoramic views of Athens especially at night (at night better by car, many couples for romance)