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Attica: What is the mountain that the Athenians used to call “Crazy”

Various areas in Athens and throughout Attica have seen their names change over time, with many even acquiring nicknames. This is also true for the mountains of Attica. Did you know that a popular mountain, often referred to as the ‘lungs’ of Athens due to its clean air, was once called ‘Crazy’? This is none other than Mount Hymettus. Hymettus, the neighboring mountain of Attica Mount Hymettus, the nearest and most cherished mountain of Attica, is a favored destination for Athenians, particularly on Sundays. Its proximity to Syntagma Square, a ...

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