Sometimes the best things in
life are free. Like a walk to the top of Mount Lykavittos in the
center of Athens, to see the view, one of the best ways to spend
a morning or late afternoon in Athens.
According to journalist Adrian
Brettos "Lykavittos means "where the wolves go," but the modern ancient Greeks in the
know call it "path of the wolves." It is said that in Periclean Athens, wolves
roamed freely on Lykavittos as this was their last haven in the Attica basin."
The wolves are gone but the forests
are still here and the view is fantastic. On a clear day you
can see all the way to the Peloponessos. There is a cafe at the
top and the small church of Saint George. For those who don't have
the energy to make the climb they can take the Funicular Railway,
the world's weirdest train which leaves at the top of Ploutarchou
street in Kolonaki and costs 2 euro each way. The pictures were taken
on two separate visits to the top of Lykavittos.