Near Kolonáki area is situated the famous Lycabettus Hill, at 277 meters high above sea level. Legend has it that wolves used to seek refuge on this hill. That probably explains its name “Lycabettus: the hill walked by wolves”. A funicular at the bottom of the hill (on Ploutárhou Street) takes you to the top, but there is also a road to drive up.
Those who love hiking may also choose to walk! Whichever your preference, you will be rewarded with a 360˚ view of the city sprawling below, especially on a clear day. The panoramic view from the top just sweeps you away: Mount Parnes to the north, Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf to the west, whereas Acropolis stands imposingly before your eyes. An open café and a luxurious restaurant offer you hot or cold drinks, and fine meals.