Lycabettus Hill is one of the most striking images of the Athenian landscape. This is a steep limestone cliff conical shape height 277 meters.The hill is located northeast of the Acropolis. At the top of Lycabettus is the church of Saint George (previously had given its name around the hill), while the west side is the church of Saints Isidore, which literally rock swallowed.

Many visitors climb daily Lycabettus Hill to enjoy the view of the city and to live moments of relaxation in this small oasis located in the center of Athens, and their number increases dramatically during the summer period, when operating the open theater.

Asphalted regional roads leading to the summer theater and allow the ascent vehicle to outdoor parking outside the Lycabettus theater, while on the south side of the lift hill facilitates access to the top.

On the west side were built underground facilities which housed the headquarters of the air defense during the Greco-Italian war.
According to linguists significant portion of the name is considered a pre-Hellenic.

Hesychius mentions that produced by expression lykovatias parkand came from the many wolves that existed in the hillside of Anchesmou, subsequent Lykovounia and current Tourkovounia. Others argue how it is produced from at not first go the lyki ie twilight.

According to Greek mythology which is rich with myths, the Goddess Athena was in Pallini to bring from there a rock and place it as a fortress ahead at the Acropolis. Now, though carrying the boulder informed birth Erechthiona the daughter of Cecrops and troubled so much by the new order of the rock fell into place just formed Lycabettus hill.



Lycabettus Hill, Athens

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