Δευτέρα, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

~ Lycabettus hill, Athens ~

Athens has a couple of vantage points besides the Acropolis, from which you can get superb views of the city. Lycabettus Hill is really a limestone rock reaching almost 1,000 feet into the once-crystalline Athenian sky. In the evening, the top half is floodlit, and from the Acropolis it looks something like a giant souffle. By day, it's a green-and-white hill toppoed by a tiny, flaringly white church, Agios Georgios. It’s a nagging challenge, and sooner or later you’re to want to climb it. Don’t try to walk up (pilgrims used to, but it’s an Everest for the faithless), and don’t try to take a cab, because it only goes half-way and you still have quite a hike to get to the top. Take the two-minute funicular up the southeast flank. To get there, follow the “telepherique” signs to the corner of Kleomenous and Ploutarchou Streets, between Kolonaki Square and the Athens Hilton. The panorama from the top is priceless – all the way to Mount Parnes in the north, west to Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf, with the Acropolis siiting like a ruminative lion half way to the sea. There's also a cafe/restaurant up there.


7 σχόλια:

Sylvia K είπε...

I always love your photos of Greece and Athens not only because they're fantastic captures, but for the wonderful memories they bring of my time spent there. This is just one more and it's gorgeous and I do remember! Have a wonderful week!


Álvaro είπε...

Beautiful shot!
Greetings from Spain.

Louise είπε...

Someplace I've always wanted to go but haven't so far. Beautiful, sweeping capture.

Benikos place είπε...

Καλημέρα Γιωργο,
Πανεμορφη φωτο, κριμα που δεν πηρες την μηχανη.Τα λεμε.

luna miranda είπε...

"an Everest for the faithless"--love that!:p

i would like to reach the top of this beautiful hill and see the view. a fabulous photo.

Maria B. είπε...

Τον καιρό που ήμουνα μαθήτρια στην τελευταία τάξη του Λυκείου και κάναμε μερικές κοπανίτσες προς το τέλος του σχολικού έτους, πηγαίναμε στον Λυκαβητό !!! τι μου θύμησες τώρα !!! τον αγαπώ πολύ τον Λυκαβητό!!!!

καλή σου μέρα !!!

Lily Hydrangea είπε...

I like how you have balanced this photos composition with the tree to the left. Nicely done.

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