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Athens Center Historical Hiking Trails

Vlitikos Stathmos, Greece

Experience hosted by Marianna

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

“Wander is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates

We will meet at Kaisariani Bus Station, just a few minutes away Syntagma Metro Station. Depending on the area of your room and the day I may pick you up with my car or a taxi for free.
We are at the start of our trail!

The mosaic of vegetation makes the region unique and is of great importance for birdlife especially that of small birds. From March to September we will meet around lots of cute turtles!
A series of exceptionally beautiful monasteries were built on the slopes of mount Hymettus. We will meet 4 of them including the most ancient and the most renowned and the richest of all! Also ancient & medieval fortifications including the ruins of a tower from the 14th century!

Our pace shall be relaxing, we will make lots of breaks to the most amazing spots to share with you stories&history of the surrounded area! At the middle of our exploration at the green paths of the dense forest, we shall stop near an ancient natural spring to relax and enjoy some greek delicacies and fresh fruits!
At the end of the hike, stretching exercises are obligatory!

With our minds and devices full of beautiful pictures, we will make a loop hiking back to the bus station :)

Also...complimentary handmade wood burning magnetic craft with YOUR name!
So,out of gratitude for choosing my experience this is your free souvenir, from me 2 you with love!
Other things to note
Complimentary handmade wood burning magnetic craft with your name!
Awesome?!
I promise you, you will be really amazed and this experience might be the one that you will remember the most when you get back home!
So, out of gratitude for choosing my experience this is your free souvenir, from me 2 you
“Wander is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates

We will meet at Kaisariani Bus Station, just a few minutes away Syntagma Metro Station. Depending on the area of your room and the day I may pick you up with my car or a taxi for free.
We are at the start of our trail!

The mosaic of vegetation makes the region unique and is of great importance for birdlife especially that of small birds. From March to September we will meet…

What's included

  • Food
    Energizing Greek delicacies, fresh fruits and nuts!
  • Drinks
    Super cold bottle water for free!
  • Tickets
    Complimentary handmade wood burning magnetic craft with your name!
    Awe...
  • Equipment
    Walking sticks | First aid kit | Photo album

Meet your host, Marianna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
--> Making people smile is my favourite kind of thing! <--
Welcome to Athens!
I was born and raised in the foothills of Ηymettus Mountain.
Doing sports and activities in nature since I walked, so I became a personal trainer.
I've hiked all around Greece and some abroad, but Ηymettus Mountain is like home to me!
Travelling is life for me, so anything you want to share about special parts and culture about your country shall be more than welcomed!
I look forward to amaze you with the trail I've designed for you and to share my passion and knowledge about nature, history and Greek culture!
So, get off the beaten path and join this unique experience with me at an harmonious entity where nature, history and culture coexist...this is what this “Aesthetic Forest” is all about!!
Your smile shall be my reward and my promise to you!
--> Making people smile is my favourite kind of thing! <--
Welcome to Athens!
I was born and raised in the foothills of Ηymettus Mountain.
Doing sports and activities in nature since I walked, so I became a personal trainer.
I've hiked all around Greece and some abroad, but Ηymettus Mountain is like home to me!
Travelling is life for me, so anything you want to share about special parts and culture about your country shall be more than welcomed!
I look forward to am…
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Where you'll be

The mosaic of vegetation makes the region unique and is of great importance for birdlife especially small birds. From March to September we'll meet around lots of cute turtles!
A series of exceptionally beautiful monasteries were built on the slopes of mount Hymettus. We will meet 4 of them including the most ancient and the most renowned & richest of all! Also ancient & medieval fortifications including the ruins of a tower from the 14th century
Farah
October 2020
Mariana is not only an amazing hiking coach but also an amazing person. We really enjoyed our hike with Mariana. She had to rescheduale our timing a bit but what i liked most was she did not cancel on us as when you are abroad time is usually tight and one looks really forward to these experiences. She gave lotsnof little tips regarding hiking and Greece and I really liked the trail and would not have manged to see everygting in that area wihtout her. I do recommend this hike.
Mariana is not only an amazing hiking coach but also an amazing person. We really enjoyed our hike with Mariana. She had to rescheduale our timing a bit but what i liked most was s…
Nathan
October 2020
We had a great time hiking with Marianna. She is a smiling, friendly and happy person ! Hiking with her is perfect as a first contact with a Greek local because she knows a lot about history and customs (obviously). Don't hesitate to try her hiking experience if you like nature, beautiful views and meeting new people !
We had a great time hiking with Marianna. She is a smiling, friendly and happy person ! Hiking with her is perfect as a first contact with a Greek local because she knows a lot abo…
Mike
March 2020
This is a great hike for being so close to the city. The views from the hike are amazing. Wild flowers and bird noises, even saw a turtle and a line of caterpillars. Marianna is very helpful when it’s slippery or rocky. She knows the mountain and the city. Great recommendations as well. She also picked us up close to our rental. Top notch. Go hiking with her, you will love it.
This is a great hike for being so close to the city. The views from the hike are amazing. Wild flowers and bird noises, even saw a turtle and a line of caterpillars. Marianna is ve…
Meganne
March 2020
This was a super incredible experience! Marianna is super friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area. The view of Athens from the top of hike is incredible! The monasteries are beautiful!
Rose-Anna
February 2020
Very nice walk with Marianna with interesting details about temples and monasteries, trees and plants, with also the possibility to discuss other outdoor activities and places to visit in the region.
John
February 2020
Marianna was a perfect host. She picked us [my sister and me] and took us to a great spot in the near mountains, fully forested, and really quite pretty. She led us on an interesting hike, which included a now unused monastery built before the Ottomans that survived them. Told us about its history, and included interesting information about other locations we passed. I'm not the most agile of hikers, but she was always patient and helpful. And even after the hike, she helped us find something special that my sister had been looking for. If you get a chance to join an outing led by Marianna, I recommend that you jump at the chance.
Marianna was a perfect host. She picked us [my sister and me] and took us to a great spot in the near mountains, fully forested, and really quite pretty. She led us on an interest…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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

Hat, sunglasses, suncream, a small backpack

Light windproof jacket