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Stop At: National Observatory of Athens - Penteli, Metaxa, Nea Penteli 152 36 Greece
Mount Pentelicus with the spectacular observatory will be one of our stops for the day. Marble from Mount Pentelicus is of exceptionally high quality and was used to construct much of the Athenian Acropolis. Later Pentelic marble exported to Rome where it was used in construction and sculpture
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hymettus, Kesariani, Athens Greece
Hymettus is a mountain range in the Athens area of Attica, East Central Greece. It is also colloquially known as Trellós (crazy) or Trellóvouno (crazy mountain); the latter originates from the French "très long" (very long) in awe of its winding length of 16km, as used by French travelers during the occupation of Greece by the Ottomans. In antiquity there was a sanctuary to Zeus Ombrios (Zeus the Rain God) on the summit with numerous offerings dating especially to the 8th-7th centuries BC; they are on the site of a military base and not currently accessible. There is also an ancient quarryman's hut on the western slopes of the mountain, one of two buildings in ancient Attica which preserves its roof.
Duration: 2 hours