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Mount Lycabettus, Athens

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Lookout
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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  • We managed to come here before sunset and saw the views from the day/sunset/dark and it was fantastic. Having been to the other sites we just fell in love with the views you get here and would say...  more »
  • Climbing up to the top of Mount Lycabettus is definitely worth the views from the top.. 360° of the whole city, the only thing is the climb can be pretty tough but even stopping half way up to take...  more »
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  • Excellent view of Athens, crowded at night.
  • Beautiful place to view Athens. There was a Greek wedding in the chapel, which was to our surprise but we loved it! I recommend walking up and down the hill instead of using the lift.

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