Lycabettus hill,Athens

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Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos (Greek: Λυκαβηττός, pronounced [likaviˈtos]), is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, the hill is the highest point in the city that surrounds it. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant.

The hill is a popular tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street). Lycabettus appears in various legends. Popular stories suggest it was once the refuge of wolves, possibly the origin of its name (which means "the one (the hill) that is walked by wolves"). Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a mountain she had been carrying from Pallene for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding Erichthonius was opened.

The hill also has a large open-air theater at the top, which has housed many Greek and international concerts.(wikipedia)

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Comments (140)

Pom' Angers on July 20, 2013

YsL ~ vale ~ pom'

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 20, 2013

Thanks a lot Pom' for YsL 35/62

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on July 21, 2013

Excellent chioce to make this capture!--like 63--AnaM

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 21, 2013

Thanks a lot AnaM for kind comment and Like 63

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on July 24, 2013

Dear George!

Very nice view, beautiful shot. I like it! Thanks for your visit and kind words.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

Frederic Baiges on July 24, 2013

Molt bona George. M'agrada Atenes. Molt bona explicació. L+F.

Salutacions.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 24, 2013

Thanks a lot dear Victor for nice comment and Like 64

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 24, 2013

Thanks a lot Frederic for kind comment and YsL 36/65

Ilie Olar on July 26, 2013

Very nice view! YSL! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 26, 2013

Thanks a lot Ilie for nice comment and YsL 37/66

Mojzer László on August 2, 2013

Hello George! Very good and nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE+FAV

Giorgos Dimitriadis on August 2, 2013

Thanks a lot Laci for kind comment and YsL 38/67

aalccc on August 31, 2013

L68

Giorgos Dimitriadis on August 31, 2013

Thanks a lot aalccc for Like 68

peacemaker453354 (No… on September 3, 2013

Good evening, George....well composed..YsL-39/69..best regards..Johnnie

Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 3, 2013

Thanks a lot Johnnie for nice comment and YsL 39/69

RNLatvian on February 22, 2015

Lindo! Like! Saudações de Brasília!

Giorgos Dimitriadis on February 22, 2015

Thank you RNLatvian for kind comment and Like 70

Красивое фото! F+L C наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

Giorgos Dimitriadis on March 15, 2015

Thank you Fen for kind comment and YsL 40/71

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  • Uploaded on July 4, 2013
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    by Giorgos Dimitriadis
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2013/06/20 20:36:04
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 38.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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