Mount Lycabettus: The Refuge of Wolves


Autumn in Athens is just like summer. I was just there in October, and was surprised how warm it was for the time of year, 27c. I guess winter is quite mild in Greece compared to northern Europe.

On this beautiful warm day I decided to visit a place I haven’t been to before. Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, 300 meters above sea level.  Popular stories suggest it was once the refuge of wolves.

I started my journey at Syntagma Square, which is right at the centre of Athens. The mount is about a twenty minutes walk away I would say and is one of the best ways to spend a morning or late afternoon in Athens. You could walk all the way up, which I think is the best way, as you can enjoy a stunning view of the…

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