Panoramio is closing. Learn how to back up your data.

Athens with the colors of sunset

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").

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Show more
Show less

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 2, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2011/09/04 20:12:35
    • Exposure: 0.200s (1/5)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash