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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").

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

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Comments (579)

Kamalakar Anthati on November 20, 2015

Beautiful View,Excellent shot,
LIKE 572,
Greetings From India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

Tibor Kisbenedek on December 10

Excellent shot!


Greetings, Tibor

Berpoelv on January 2

Eine Insel im Häusermeer, like, viele Grüße, Bernd

Ragtaus on January 26

Espectacular composición
grandiosa panorámica de Atenas
Gracias Νίκος por visitar y comentar en mi galería
saludos cordiales desde Venezuela

:-)Fiala(-: on February 5

Fantastic view!L575!

Greetings fialka

Jonas12611 on February 27

Like #576 for amazing panorama capture of Athens.
Greetings from Lithuania, Jonas.

Cornleo on February 27

Very impressive view of Athens, LIKE + F, greetings Agathe

ch' caf' on March 18

What a great view! A big like for it! Regards, Christian

Derek Geer on March 24

Amazing photo - wonderful overview. L&F. Regards Derek

B. Pappas on April 9

Μια εξαιρετική πανοραμική θέα! YSL 267/580! Σε ευχαριστώ, Χαιρετισμούς, Καλημέρα, και καλό ΣαββατοΚύριακο!

supraph2 on April 9

Very fine composition and excellent capture! L&F Greetings from Switzerland【ツ】

Marina T on April 12

ricordo e porto sempre nel cuore e negli occhi il tuo scatto della ragazza, saluti Marina

antenoremalatesta on April 16

L581+F269 Impressive landscape in sunset light. Wonderful! Ciao Gianni. Italy

Beautiful View,Excellent shot,
Greetings From India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

Rezkovi E&V on May 6

Interesting look at Athens evening - Like.

Greetings - Rezkovi E&V

Γειά σου αγαπητέ φίλε Νίκος,


YSL 272/584

Τις καλύτερες ευχές από τη Γερμανία και σας εύχομαι ένα ωραίο βράδυ,




Reiner Vogeley yesterday

Splendid view over the city. ℒike +av..

My best wishes, Reiner

Nabin Basnet 14 hours ago

wonderful picture and well captured. LIKE/FAV and greetings,Nabin

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  • Uploaded on October 2, 2013
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    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
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