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lycabettus hill

Mount Lycabettus (/ˌlkəˈbɛtəs/), also known

as LycabettosLykabettos or Lykavittos (Greek: Λυκαβηττόςpronounced [likaviˈtos]), is a Cretaceous limestone hill in the Greek capital Athens.

At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, its summit is the highest point in Central Athens and pine trees cover its base.

The name also refers to the residential neighbourhood immediately below the east of the hill.

The hill is a 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). At its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant.

Mythical and legendary stories

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”).

Another etymology suggests a Pelasgian, pre-Mycenean, origin (Lucabetu=mastoid hill).

Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a limestone mountain she had been carrying from the Pallene

peninsula for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding Erichthonius was opened.

lycabettus hill

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