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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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  • Like just about everyone, we went there for the sunset over Athens. We took the metro to Evangalismos and then walked up to the funicular from there. Uphill with lots and lots of steps. Not for the... 
    Like just about everyone, we went there for the sunset over Athens. We took the metro to Evangalismos and then walked up to the funicular from there. Uphill with lots and lots of steps. Not for the...  more »
  • I took the Funicular railway to the top and walked down. It was 30C+ during my daytime visit in September. Pros: -Helpful and pleasant staff. -Restaurant and cocktail bar at top. -Male and female....  more
    I took the Funicular railway to the top and walked down. It was 30C+ during my daytime visit in September. Pros: -Helpful and pleasant staff. -Restaurant and cocktail bar at top. -Male and female....  more »
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  • Must-see if you are visiting Athens
  • A must visit place when visiting Athens

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