Eutychius Kaimakammis: We can afford to be a little arrogant, not every country has a giant robotic religious leader at its disposal :^)
Me: I actually laughed out loud!
… You know, this gets a cartoon.
Kalopanayiotis is steep enough that, traditionally, it could only be negotiated by donkey. (Hopefully not partaking of the sulphur waters and suffering from diarrhoea.)
Now, there is a funicular to service the locals’ needs, and even though it costs a euro return, the locals use it plenty.
And since I never got around to using the Lycabettus funicular while I was in Athens, of course I sang The Funicular Song here. “Funiculi Funicula, Funiculi Funicula!”
1735 ἀκολούθως ἦλθον κἀνταῦθα χάριν προσκυνήσεως ἐγὼ ὁ ἐν μοναχοῖς ἐλάχιστος βασίλειος μοσκοβοῤῥῶσος Κιεβοπολίτης.
1735: Next I came here, too, to pay my respects; I humblest of all monks, Basil from Kiev City, Muscovy Russian.