On the Sunday after returning from Thessaloniki, a few friends and I hiked Mount Lykavettos for the view, the cafe, and so that we could cross it off our bucket lists. This is one of only a few mountains that interrupt the relatively flat city of Athens, and you can see it from almost anywhere. The hike was short but steep and offered an amazing view. My picture shows the Acropolis and the sea behind it. We didn’t plan on staying for long, but at the top it was too beautiful to leave, so we ended up staying until well past sunset. One of my favorite afternoons!