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Attica: Hymettus, the most historic mountain of Athens, they called it ” the crazy one”

Fairies danced in its ground, according to legend. The ancient Athenians observed the tops of its hill to predict the weather. The Franks called it "the crazy one" for the weather differences that confused the forecasts, as they called the Athenians "crazy" on this occasion. They used to say "what to expect from the inhabitants of a city where the sun rises in the Crazy one and sets in Dafni (the location of where the public psychiatric clinic was)." They were referenced to Hymettus. Hymettus is the hidden but also ...

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