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Lycabettus Hill

The hill of Lycabettus in Athens

Lycabettus hill With a height of 277 meters is the highest elevation in the city centre of Athens and offers a good view of all the sights of Athens. With a good visibility you can see from here the whole metropolitan Athens and its location between the Attica mountain ranges and the Saronic Gulf in the south overlook.

There are two ways to climb to the summit: the ride on the funicular, whose station is located in Aristippou street in Kolonaki. Much more rewarding, though strenuous, is the walk to the summit via the stairs through the forest that was made by the "Union of Forest Friends" during the decade from 1908 to 1918 . The area offers views of the Acropolis and the Panathinaiko stadium and other landmarks of Athens.

On the summit is the small church of St. George (Agios Georgios) and a restaurant. In the slopes of the hill is the Lycabettus Theatre where many concerts are organised during the Athens Festival. From the hill of Lycabettus every Greek national day, like in the 25th of March (the Greek Revolution celebrations and parade) the canon of Lycabettus fires.

 

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