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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Mount Lycabettus Reviews
Si j’avais un conseil à vous donner, c’est d’y aller pour observer le coucher du soleil sur la ville. La vue est à couper le souffle : 360 degrés sur Athènes. Attendez ensuite (le temps d’un café) d’a... more »If I had any advice to give you, it's to go to watch the sunset over the city. The view is breathtaking: 360 degrees on Athens. Wait then (time for a coffee) to admire the city light up at nightfall. That's wonderful! PS: you can go on foot or take the stuffed who made the round trip for € 7 (save you a little energy for everything else to walk while :))
Υπομονή και λιγο ιδρώτα και φτάσατε στο ταβάνι τούτης της πόλης με την απιστευτη αυτήν την θεα που προσφέρει αξίζει πρέπει να πατε more »Patience and a little sweat and you have reached the ceiling of this city with incredible this view that offers worth must go
The view is amazing from Mount Lycabettus! You can watch Athens in every direction. It's a silent and peaceful park in the center of the city. Definitely one of the best spots in the city for some photography. Here are some shots I took on my way to the summit.
A Stunning landmark in Athens, the church was beautiful and the view from up there was breathtaking. I was lucky enough to go around sunset, which only enhanced my experience. It's a bit of a hike to get up but absolutely worth the trip. Unfortunately it's bound to be rather overcrowded on most days because of how attractive the spot is for tourists.
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