The name Lykavittos – ‘Hill of Wolves’ – derives from ancient times, when the hill was surrounded by countryside and its pine-covered slopes were inhabited by wolves. A path leads to the summit from the top of Loukianou for the finest panoramas of the city and the Attic basin – the nefos (pollution haze) permitting. Alternatively, take the funicular railway, or teleferik, from the top of Ploutarhou in Kolonaki. Perched on the summit is the little Chapel of Agios Giorgios, floodlit like a beacon over the city at night.
Open-air Lykavittos Theatre, northeast of the summit, hosts concerts in summer.