Lycabettus is the most famous hill in the city, around which a whole neighborhood bearing its name has been built, while at its roots lies the area of Kolonaki.
Many visitors come up here in order to enjoy their coffee or food at the cafe-restaurant with a view from 277 metres, to see the picturesque Agios Giorgos chapel, or to attend one of the cultural events that take place in its open-air theatre during summer.
Access is possible via a path; however most visitors prefer to ascend by the Funicular. It is useful to know that the terminal is at the end of Ploutarchou Street in Kolonaki and departs every 30 minutes (daily: 09.00-14.30). The ticket costs €7 (round trip and discount at the restaurant) and the journey lasts about 3 minutes. According to Greek mythology, Lycabettus was a rock carried by the goddess Athena that fell out of her hands when she heard bad news from a raven. It is said that it was since then that ravens turned black.