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Woke up early to try and bet the crowds to the Monastrey made our way up the hill and took pictures of different Monasteries on our way up to the Holy Trinity Monastrey which we were able to have a look through.
Incredible how the Monks would climb the rock face to pick a place to build the Monastery then in the original time they would build it all by hand. It blends into the rock face and looks incredible. ...
... coming up over the cliffs here. I tried to attach a picture. Chris and Kelly are still sleeping, but they should wake up soon.
If you look really carefully at the picture I attached, you might be able to see the two flags in between the highest points of the rock. That's where we hiked up to on one of the first days, and in fact there's a bell suspended next to the two flags - that's the bell that Kelly rang!
... only guest as it is now the off season. She tells me this is the best time to visit as there are no queues to enter the monasteries. Over summer time the queues as so long some people dont get to enter the monasteries, let alone get a park as the car parks are full of tourist buses and cars. Just a pity it is raining
I am woken by the rather heavy rain this morning, so i lay in bed a little longer and listen. Breakfast is good. They serve me ...
... our tour director. A sweet made of almonds - maybe we were all looking a bit dopey and needed a sugar rush! It was very tasty though and appreciated.
Onward across the Plain of Thessaly - the bread basket of Greece - now, thanks to subsidised farming, planted, as far as the eye can see.... in cotton. We are spending the night in a hotel nerd the town of Kalambaka and tomorrow we visit the monasteries of Meteors - a highlight, among many highlights of this trip.
... at 16 or 17 years of age because he was assassinated by his uncle over the throne. The other two graves in the museum were that of the Hero and another of a small family. The tomb of the family had the story of Persephone painted on the walls, which was a common story in Greek mythology that explained the four seasons of the year. After we viewed the tombs and saw some of the relics from the tombs we left to go to Kalambaka, which is right outside Meteora. ...