SPECIALS/EVENTS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
Outdoor experience and relaxing trip by cable car: the imposing view over the whole of Athens from the city mountain Lykabettus is unique!
Likavittós, translated “wolf mountain”, is the name of the famous mountain of Athens. At 277 m of altitude, it is the highest point in the Greek capital. This limestone cliff offers a unique view over the entire city of Athens and attracts many visitors from around the world every year. Despite its popularity, it is not as crowded with tourists as many other Athens sights.
According to myth, Athena has brought this mountain to Athens to build a kind of rampart in front of the Acropolis.
There are two ways to climb the mountain: on the one hand, with a funicular which takes you from inside the mountain to the summit. It operates every 30 minutes and usually almost 19 hours a day. On the other hand, by foot on a path leading up a staircase through the forest to the top of the mountain. With or without sweat, you will be rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view of the city and its sights at the end.
On very clear days, both the island of Aegina and the peaks of the Peloponnese can be seen. On the hill, there is also the Chapel of St. George, a panoramic terrace and a restaurant where you can taste traditional delicacies of Greece. So, for a trip to Likavittós, you should schedule enough time to fully enjoy the atmosphere.
Also, below the mountain top, at the northern end, there is the open-air theater designed by Takis Zenetos in 1965, which can be reached by car. Concerts and theatrical performances take place there every summer.
Opened: Funicular: daily from 9:00 to 2:30
Entrance fee: 7 euros for the funicular (one-way: 5 euros)