National Geographic : 1951 Dec
(0 .iatlonal ueogragpllnlc onlty 729 KILac rllle Dy li. Allti ony itew art Mount Lycabettus, Crown of Athens, Is Larger but Far Less Famed than the Acropolis Many visitors are surprised to learn there is such a hill. Classic writers largely ignored it; Plato mentioned it but once. Athenians lavished their finest architecture on the Acropolis, whose flat top and easy defenses drew the first settlers. Sharp-peaked Lycabettus had no such attractions. It has supplied stone for many of the city's buildings. The Chapel of St. George gleams on the 909-foot summit, part of a range of hills.