Mount Ymittos Byzantine Trail Private Hike


  • An active walk with superb views and fascinating stories
  • Explore the hidden gem of Mount Ymittos, just a short ride from downtown Athens
  • Visit Byzantine monasteries and discover the rich history of the mountain
  • Ideal as a shore excursion!
  • Jet lag buster

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Unveil an extraordinary adventure just a short 20-minute ride from downtown Athens. Experience the Mount Ymittos Byzantine Trail, a well-kept secret nestled within a protected NATURA 2000 nature reserve, offering mesmerizing views of the city, the sea, and nearby islands.

Guided by experienced Trekking Hellas Athens guides, you'll traverse a typical Mediterranean forest, encounter fascinating wildlife, and explore historical monasteries and medieval sites, all while basking in the fresh mountain air.

Visit one of the greatest Byzantine monasteries, and walk through its serene olive grove. Whether you're an avid hiker, a mountain runner, or simply looking to adjust to a new time zone, this invigorating hike provides the perfect opportunity to embrace Byzantine history and culture.

Take a delightful break along the way and enjoy a picnic or arrange for lunch (not included) at picturesque spots near the monastery or at a charming mountain kiosk amidst the woods.

Uncover the hidden secrets of Mount Ymittos on our captivating Byzantine Trail Hike.

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature and history.


~ 6-8 km / 3.7-5 mil. trail path

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What's Included


  • Trekking Hellas Athens guide with experience in Mt.Ymittos
  • Snack bar
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Enjoy a picnic at a scenic spot (arrangements can be made, not included in the package)
  • Monastery entrance fee: 3€ per person
  • Additional expenses not mentioned in the inclusions
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Additional Information

Participation requirements

  • Basic physical fitness
  • Minimum age of 8 years old and above


  • Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunblock
  • Hiking shoes or sports shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for rainy days) 
  • Your own personal water bottle, as part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles
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Trekking Hellas Athens

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