Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Flipping through my old sketchbooks, I came across this drawing I did from the rooftop swimming pool of the St George Lycabettus Hotel in Athens, Greece. The view was pretty incredible as the hotel is situated on the base of Mount Lycabettus and provides views of the Acropolis in one direction and the top of Lycabettus in the other. The small detail on the bottom left is the hilltop chapel of Saint George which sits on top of Lycabettus.
Mount Lycabettus is the highest point in the city of Athens and is covered with pine trees. It is traditionally believed that the hill was home to wolves as its name literally means 'place where wolves walk.' Its summit can be reached by a path for those adventurous travelers who don't mind a steep uphill walk or alternatively by funicular. If you are ever in Athens, it should be on your must-see list as it provides incredible views of the Acropolis, particularly at night when the ruins are lit.