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Hiking in Ymmitos Mountain

Athina, Greece

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Experience hosted by Sakis

3 hours
Includes drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We are going to hike at Kaisariani forest only 3 klm from the center of Athens. After there are plenty of paths and forest roads crisscrossing the slopes of the mountain connecting monasteries and churches with panoramic viewpoints and shady hideouts. We visit the Byzantine Kaisariani Monastery, the ruins of Agios Taxiarches and the church of Agios Markos. This is an awesome place for a break or pick nick with a beautiful view of Athens. Following the botanical trail climbing above the monastery, you will stumble upon another small church hidden in the forest. From Analipsi the path continues up through the woods until it joins wide dirt road running across the slopes of the mountain. Turn left here following the road for a couple of kilometers enjoying the panoramic views of Athens underneath. It’ll take you to Kalopoula, the only refreshment at the Kaisariani forest.
It consists of a tiny wooden hut and a large outside seating area. Except for coffee and other drinks, they offer simple but tasty meal like bean soup, grilled cheese or different kinds of puff pastry pies.
We will walk back to the beginning of the trail at the meeting point, safe and full of experience the Greek nature history and amazing views.
Other things to note
Hiking it is going to be around 3 hours
We are going to hike at Kaisariani forest only 3 klm from the center of Athens. After there are plenty of paths and forest roads crisscrossing the slopes of the mountain connecting monasteries and churches with panoramic viewpoints and shady hideouts. We visit the Byzantine Kaisariani Monastery, the ruins of Agios Taxiarches and the church of Agios Markos. This is an awesome place for a break or pick nick with a beautiful view of Athens. Followin…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Included bottled water allows you to travel light
  • Tickets
    Bus ticket is included
From $23
/ person
Wed, Jan 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$23 per person
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Thu, Jan 21
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$23 per person
$23 per person
Fri, Jan 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$23 per person
$23 per person

Meet your host, Sakis

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 1 Review
Hi my name is Sakis originally from Athens.
I stayed in Crete island few years for studing and working in travel industry for the last decade .
My passion is hiking and outdoor activities , I love history, nature and meeting new people from around the world. I have organized many hiking activities with friends and groups, so i have the experience to guide you and share my passion and knowledge about nature, history and Greek culture.
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Where you'll be

The forest around Kaisariani Monastery on the western slopes of Mount Ymmitos is one of the best places to escape the mayhem of Athens for a day. Lying only about 20 minutes bus ride from Syntagma Square it is close enough to the city center but walking on its pretty forest trails you’ll feel miles away.

1 review

Cathi
October 2020
Great, quick, escape from the city. A nice leisurely pace and easy walk with beautiful views of Athens. Sakis is a lovely guide.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun hat , small backpack , water bottle and sunglasses

ticket to Monastery is not included