The quietest time to visit Filérimos is in the mornings, although you are unlikely to ever be entirely alone there. You will find a great number of free-roaming peacocks and hens strutting around, near, and even on the paths leading up the hill. The magnificent birds are accustomed to seeing people and are even vain enough to patiently pose for pictures. But there is no need to be frightened by their shrill cries. Legend has it that Zeus punished the peacocks for a betrayal by robbing them of their singing voice. Fortunately, they have kept their colourful Argus eyes on their plumage, which they are said to have received from the hundred-eyed guardian Heras.