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Pack Your Bags! 5 of The Best Hill Stations For a Summer Getaway

Pack Your Bags! 5 of The Best Hill Stations For a Summer Getaway

Do you dream of lush greenery, fresh, clean air, unending nature trails and verdant landscapes? Then, Lastminute.com users have exactly what you need, 5 scenic hill stations for that much-needed break you have always wanted to take. This time, visit the Gellert hill in Budapest, Lycabettus hill in Athens, Vomero district in Naples, Montjuic in Barcelona and Torre De la Galera in Alicante. 

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1. Budapest, Hungary Climb up the Gellért Hill for great views over the Danube

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "The best time to see Budapest is Christmas. The markets provide entertainment and you can find local food really easily like sekler cake and langos. However, a lot of Hungarian food is quite greasy and/or very filling. The best restaurant was Magdalena Merlo: fantastic food, amazing wine, great service. It only takes a couple of hours to discover Buda hill. Great alternatives to the Funicular to get up there."   

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2. Athens, Greece Enjoy a jazz or rock concert all the way up in Lycabettus hill

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Athens is a nice city, you have to visit it at least once in your life. All those historical places such as the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium etc. And if you like walking to with Philopappus Monument or the Lycabettus hill. My favourite place was the Monastiraki."

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "So many places to visit like the Parthenon, Ancient Agora, Cycladic Museum, Benaki Museum, Philopappou, Lykavitos hill, Piraiki area in Piraeus has amazing local tavernas. Monastiraki, Plaka, Thisio, Mikrolimano in Piraeus are amazing areas to walk."

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3. Naples, Italy Visit the Vomero District most beautiful landscapes in the area of Naples, way up in the hills

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Incredible sights and amazing people who are very helpful. You will need to carry your walking boots on though as you will need to do a lot of uphill walking but it is so worth it."   

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4. Barcelona, Spain Visit the castle of Montjuic on a cable car from the hills of montjuic

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "It wasn't that sunny. Mostly winding and chilling. We went to Park Guell and it was amazing. Went to the top of the hill and got a wonderful view of Spain. It is so big." Lastminute.com reviewer says, "We had two warm sunny days and one rainy day, hotel food was okay for the price we paid, we explored the old town, museum and fortified hill we really liked Tossa and will probably go back."  

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5. Alicante, Spain Torre De La Galera is a 16th century tower up in Altea hills

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The Paella is good in Alicante. The Red corner sports bar is a good place to watch football. The Chinese buffet in the centre is a good value. There are plenty of places to sit and read in the shade in public squares. The castle on the hill is worth a visit. The beach is clean. The bull fighting ring was a nice venue for a local festival (no bull fighting), it was a shame about the weather that night. There are plenty of Tours to go on if you want but they aren't particularly cheap."   

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