Lycabetus  

Lycabetus - Attica (Greece)

Lycabetus. Lycabetus is one of the hills in Athens, northeast from the Acropolis. Lycabetus is 277 meters high and represents the southernmost part of the mountain range Tourkovounia. Lycabetus is a wooded hill with pine trees. On top of this hill is the church of Agios Georgios. A little beyond you can find the theater of Lycabetus in which are given performances during summer. There is a Cafe-Restaurant and a cable car to get up. Hiking to the top of Lycabetus is also possible through various pathways that are located here. According to the legend, Goddess Athena wanted to have her temple closer to heaven, so she went to Pendeli and she brought a large rock to place it on top of the Acropolis. On the way she was approached by two black birds who brought her bad news. From anger and in her haste she threw the rock down in the middle of Athens. Since then that rock (Lycabetus) remained on that spot. On the Lycabetus are located two churches, one at the foot of the mountain in a cave, the little church of Agios Isidoros. At the top of the hill you will find the picturesque chapel of Agios Georgios (1780). Finally, on the mountain are located also a restaurant, a pastry shop and an outdoor theater, where various cultural events take place during summer.

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Voorin Plaka and in the verte Lycabetus (Lycabettus) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Lycabetus (Lycabettus) hill from Acropolis of Athens - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Lycabetus (Lycabettus)-hill in Athens - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Photo Athens with On the right the Lycabetus (Lycabettus)-heuvel - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Agios Georgios Church on the top of Lycabetus (Lycabettus) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Acropolis of Athens, behind the Lycabetus hill (Lycabettus) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Lycabetus (Lycabettus)-hill from Pnyx - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

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Average temperature Lycabetus
January
8.3°C
February
9.2°C
March
11.5°C
April
15.1°C
May
20.3°C
June
24.7°C
July
27.1°C
August
26.9°C
September
23.0°C
October
17.9°C
November
13.1°C
December
9.6°C

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