Duration: Half day tour
      Group: 4-14 people
      Meeting point : Pyrofilakio Kaisarianis
      Level: Easy


    Athens : Hike in Ymittos mountain

    Mount Hymettus, one of the three mountains of Attica, stands on the east side of Attica divides Athens and Messogia Area. Its total area covers 80.000 acres. Hymettus has been well known since the ancient years as, Athenians used to have more than one ancient temples in the area. The most well-known is the temple of goddess Aphrodite on the east side of the mountain, where nowadays we can find three monasteries aged between 1000 A.D to 1400 A.D.

    Even though Hymettus is quite near to the city of Athens, the National park of Hymettus is really rich in wildlife. Flora and fauna of the mountain counts for more than 800 different species. Regarding to the flora of Hymettus more than 60 species are protected as rear breed. On the other hand, fauna counts mora that 100 different bird species, foxes, rabbits, badgers, turtles and batts.

    During the 3-hour hike, you will have a short break from the city noise, enjoy breathtaking views, walk through beautiful pine forest paths, and visit some of the Historical monasteries. An excellent opportunity for everyone who is already in Athens and needs to escape from the hustle and bustle.

    Key highlights of this journey:
    - Visit monasteries and caves

    - Enjoy great views of the city and sea


    Tour details

    The trail we will follow is a circular one and the duration of the total hike will around 2 hours. The path is very easy, suitable for beginners. During the tour will have the opportunity to visit the aesthetic forest of the area and the Monastery of Kaisariani, constructed in the 11th century AD on top of ruins of older, early Christian and Pagan worship sites.

    The walk is under a shade thanks to the forest of mainly pine and cypress trees so it provides a protection of the summer heat. The trail offers great view to Athens city and to the sea


    What is included in the price

    - English speaking qualified tour leader
    - Photos from the excursion
    - All taxes

    What is not included in the price

    - Anything not mentioned above
    - Personal expenses
    - Personal Insurance
    Any meals not mentioned in the program
    - Alcoholic beverages


    What to bring

    Here are some things that you should bring with you for this excursion.

    - Hiking shoes
    - Light Backpack
    - Water Bottle
    - Hat


Hike Ymittos, Athen's mountain

€ 45
1 Adult

Duration: Day tour
Departure: From Athens


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