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Breathtaking Panoramic Tours - Lycabettus Hill

Description

Mount Lycabettus ,also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece. At 277 meters above sea level, the hill is the highest point in the city that surrounds it. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant. The hill is a popular tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street). Lycabettus appears in various legends. Popular stories suggest it was once the refuge of wolves, (lycos in Greek), which is possibly the origin of its name (means "the one that is walked by wolves"). Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a mountain she had been carrying from Pallene for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding Erichthonius was opened. The hill also has a large open-air theater at the top, which has housed many Greek and international concerts. Among the artists who have performed at the Lycabettus theater included Ray Charles, Joan Baez, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, John Mc Laughlin, Gary Moore, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Nick Cave, Pet Shop Boys, Deep Purple, UB 40, Placebo, Radiohead, Moby, Massive Attack, Faithless, Whitesnake, Tracy Chapman, Patti Smith, Vanessa Mae, Brian Ferry, Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club and Scorpions.

Itinerary

The tour is starting at Syntagma Sqr. and continue heading the funicular railway of Lycabettus the train who climbs to the hill, at Aristippou Street. We are walking into the cosmopolitan quarter of "Kolonaki", one of the most luxury and "in fashion style" areas of Athens. Kolonaki is also one of the old Athens quarters. The cretaceous limestone hill of Lycabettus is the highest point in the city of Athens, located 277 meters above the sea level. You can enjoy the amazing view to Acropolis, the city of Athens, the Piraeus the Saronic Gulf and with a clear north side wind  you can also see the closest islands of Salamis and Aegina and the mountains of Peloponnese! You can also visit the Theater of Lycabettus, a large open theater on the top which has housed many Greek and International concerts. Among the artists who have performed  at the Lycabettus theater included Ray Charles, BB King, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, UB 40, Radiohead, Buena Vista Social Club etc.  Lycabettus appears in the legend as it was once the refuge of wolves which is possibly the origin of its name.

Pickup

Tour start from metro station "Syntagma"

* You guide will hold the sign board with your name writting  on 

Dropoff

The tour will finish at Syntagma square 

Things to bring

- Printed voucher 

- Photo / Video Camera

Inclusions

- Athens map

- Local professional english speaking guide

Exclusions

- Entrance fees (funicular railway 7 eur per person return ticket) 
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities

Cancellation

Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Funicular railway to Lycabettus (teleferique):

Open daily 09:00 am  - 2:30 am

Tickets: 7 euros round trip

 

* Minimum persons to book this tour is minimum 2 and maximum 20  

Duration of the tour: 3 hours 

Pick up available from 09:00 am to 21:00 pm 

Price per person if only 1 person for booking : 35 eur 

Price per person ( from 2 to 20 persons) : 25 eur 

 

* The tour is on English language ( other languages available upon the request - please send us an e-mail) 

* We accept the booking made at least 48 hours prior the tour