Lycabettus hill is a limestone located in Athens, Greece. There are three different names of this hill; Lycabettos, Lykabettos and Lykavittos. The hill is about 277 meters high which can provide an awesome view of Athens. During ancient times of Athens, the Lycabettus hill used to be covered with lavish vegetation where on the top was also a temple for God Zeus. This hill is considered to be a popular tourist destination because of its spectacular views along with restaurant, theatre, and the chapel.
There are two mythologies about the Lycabettus Hill. First mythology is that the hill was once a place to hide for wolves which is it the only hill that was walked by the wolves. The second mythology is that Athena dropped the mountain. It is said that God Athena was carrying the mountain from Pallene for Acropolis’s construction then by accident the mountain, Lycabettus hill feel right in the center of Athens.
You can climb the hill through two ways; using a funicular railway or on foot. Funicular railway is an incline railway where a cable is attached to a pair of tram-like boxes and the rail moves them up through steep slopes up and down. The railway station is located on Aristippou Street. On foot to lycabettus hill is really fun and exciting because of its panoramic views. You climb through the shrubs, and small trees followed by zigzagging stairs then a little extra effort climb to the actual hill offering the view of Athens city from one point.
On top of the mountain you can find a small church of St. George and restaurant to eat out. Many couples or friends group for that restaurant because it offers a beautiful view while enjoying the meal. During Greek Festivals, there are concerts that take place on top of the hill such as Greek National Day is celebrated every year.