Towering 277 metres above sea level, Mount Lycabettus is the tallest hill in Athens, offering a panoramic view of the entire basin, including the mountains surrounding the Saronic Gulf. According to mythology, Mount Lycabettus was created when a rock was cast to Earth by Pallas Athena.
While a small 19th century chapel, the church of Agios Georgios and a quaint restaurant sit at its summit, the neighbourhood that has developed around the hill is one of the most exclusive residential districts in the city.
The hill can be accessed either by cable car from the intersection of Plutarch and Aristippou Streets in Kolonaki, or via the footpath, perfect for a stroll through the pines and lush foliage.
The Lycabettus Theatre situated on the hillside was constructed in the 1960s and is still operating today. The theatre is accessible by car, cable car or walking path.