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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 (565)

Far lang on August 31

Excellent!!!!!!!FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

Olga Kon on October 12

F+L Необыкновенное фото!!!!

camp2013 on October 30

fantastic place,nice color : LIKE

Hello Nikos ,many thanks for your visit and kind comment friendly greetings from Italy

lizab on November 6

Αυτό είναι το αγαπημένο μου άποψη της Αθήνας, μου αρέσει!

Σας ευχαριστώ και χαιρετισμούς, Lizab.

Kamalakar Anthati 7 days ago

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

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