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Mount Lycabettus, Athens

4.6
#1 of 11 in Parks in Athens
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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  • The church of Saint George is small, but nice. Top with one olive tree is really windy. Nice place for selfie. No admission.  more »
  • I’m so glad that we stayed here this day. So many people here to see sunset in this beautiful place. You’ll see allover Athens from this mountain.Have a stay, enjoy a glass of Prosecco 🥂 and just...  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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