Strefi hill is the closest escape to nature from the region of Exarcheia; a small oasis of greenery. Only a few steps from Exarcheion Square and you can see the whole of Athens. Strefis owned a quarry in the 1840s located on Strefis hill, then Aghesmos hill. The tree planting took place in ’24 to 26 ‘, creating a beautiful green space on the outskirts of the then city.
In 1936 the first renovation of the area took place and the hill reached its current area and was called Pinakoton grove. Since then, only in 1985, a new renovation of the hill took place and the open field of Ipasket was created. Cots, a theater, sidewalks and more were created. At that time, although Athens was a fortified city, eight shelters had been set up on its slopes to protect it from airstrikes.