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The marina of Mikrolimano, Piraeus. At the distance suburbs Palaio Faliro, Alimos, Voula, Argyroupoli, Ano Glyfada.
The mountain is Hymettus. Here is some information on this wonderful and beloved mountain from Wikipedia:

Hymettus, also Hymettos (pronounced /haɪˈmɛtəs/ in English, Greek: Υμηττός, transliterated Ymīttós, pronounced [imiˈtos]) is a mountain range in the Athens area, East Central Greece. It is also colloquially known as Trellós or Trellóvouno (crazy mountain), a name of uncertain origin. 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 accessibe. There is also an ancient quarryman's hut on the western slopes of the mountain, one of two buildings in ancient Attika which preserves its roof.

The height is 1,026 m at Evzonas and the length is 16 km (9.9 mi) between Athens and the Saronic Gulf and 6 to 7 km from east to west. [...]
A transmitter park for all major TV and radio stations is located at the top of the mountain. Built up urban areas almost surround the entire mountain range. Access to the top of the mountain is restricted to authorized vehicles for maintenance of the towers.

Almost all of Athens, its eastern suburbs and the new airport can be seen from the mountain top along with the mountains of Parnitha to its northwest, Penteli to its north and Aegaleo to its west. The valley areas that create the lowest passes are to the south and one further south.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 13 N: 10027] (51103)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-21
  • Categories: Natura, Transport
  • Naświetlenie: f/9.0, 1/500 sekund
  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 10:01
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