Places of Interest nearby
Location address: Greece, Athens
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Mount Lycabettus or Lykavittos 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, (lycos in Greek), which is possibly the origin of its name (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.
Mount Lycabettus is famous to enjoy the sunset. I recommend to enjoy the sunset at the bar at the top with an ouzo.
Linked characteristics: Romantic