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Mount Lycabettus, Athens

4.6
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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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  • Very touristic, the walk up there isn't so easy but doable, there is also a cable car but we preferred the walking. The view from up there is great but a lot of people are there especially at sunset.....  more »
  • Very nice views of Athens, nice cafe and restaurant, one of kind experience of cable cars , and very nice natural surroundings .  more »
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  • 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.
  • The highest hill in Athens. You can reach the peak on foot, by car or using the funicular. You will enjoy panoramic views of Athens and Acropolis. There are a restaurant cafe and a lovely church. I think the sunset is the best time to visit it.
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