The hill of Lycabettus is a pine-covered hill visible from every part of the city, as it is the highest point in Athens. It dominates the megalopolis, rising 270 meters above it. At the top of the hill, one can visit the 19th-century picturesque chapel of St. George, built in the same location as the Byzantine church of Prophet Ilias. Legend has it that during ancient times, wolves roamed freely on the hill, then surrounded by the countryside. The hill was named Lycabettus, which means the hill of the wolves. The hill offers an incredible panoramic view of the entire city and the surrounding mountains.
Depending on the level of pollution, some clear days allow the climber to admire views of the port of Piraeus and even of the neighboring islands of Salamina and Aegina. Lycabettus Hill is also famous for its open theatre which welcomes many artists from the national and international scene for jazz and rock concerts, as well as spectacles and many festivals. The top of the hill can be reached on foot, by car, or by a cable car departing from the neighborhood of Kolonaki. The visitors will also find a cafeteria and one of the most luxurious restaurants in Athens at the top of the hill, both offering incredible views of the city.