Lycabettus Hill – The highest point of Athens
Lycabettus Hill is the highest point of Athens with a height of 277 meters. It is surrounded by one of the most prestigious districts of city – Kolonaki. Lycabettus means “path of the wolves” but you do not need to worry because the name is coming from the ancient times and nowadays, you are safe to get to the top of this mountain by walk, although is not easy for most people, in which case you can simply use the funicular railway.
Many travelers prefer to go there during the sunset to take the most breathtaking views. There is a coin operated binocular viewer but you better take your own to avoid long queues. A beautiful Greek chapel is situated on the top of the hill – Agios Giorgios. There is also a large open-air amphitheatre where a lot of local and international artists performed.