This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Hymettos Mountain

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

🔎
Mountain
Location type: Mountain
Number of texts: 10
3 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Hymettos Mountain is a 16 km long mountain with a height of 1,026 m, bordering Athens to the east. The mountain was noted for its thyme honey. Marble has been quarried from this mountain since antiquity.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Mount Hymettus gives you spectacular panoramas over the city and the Saronic Gulf. From here, you get a great view on Pireaus, the Acropolis (just a small hill from here) and Likavythos.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

At the top of Mount Hymettos you will find a forest of antenna’s. You will also find a radar station of the military. You are not supposed to get up there, nor to take pictures, 

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Hymettos Mountain is very popular with cyclists. Some are brave enough to climb and descend the mountain. Some get a lift up.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos

After a German general was killed in the Peloponnese during World War II, 200 prisoners were picked from the Chaidari prison camp (from the other side of the city) and executed in batches of 20 on the side of Mount Hymettos at Kaisariani. They are buried in the Cemetery of Nikaia.

The fact that they transported the prisoners all that way was obviously to expose this act of terror to the population of Athens. The fact that they picked Kaisariani as a final destination was probably because it was known to the Nazis that there were a lot of sympathizing communists and partisans living in this area.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

From Mount Hymmetus, you can see the sun setting over Athens. It’s a very popular spot for couples.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Form Mount Hymettos, you can see how vast the city of Athens is.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Also for motorbikes, Mount Hymettus is a must to climb!

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Descending Mount Hymettus by bicycle…

Classify this POI
Link to route

Made by Dromos

The Hymettos Mountain is also known as “Trellos” or “Trellovouno”, meaning “crazy mountain”. The meaning probably comes from the French colonials in the 15th or 16th century, calling the mountain Tres Long (very long).

Classify this POI
Link to route

Comments

Add comment