Guesthouse Napoleon Zaglis
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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There is not much to report for today. We waited till 2pm for our bus (though it was supposed to pick us up at one thirty (they had a good reason)). We got on our bus to be driven 2 min down the road to stop for lunch. After lunch we drove to Kalambaka, the town just at the base of the Meteora's. We stopped twice more on the way, once to take a photo of the statue of the general that led the army against Persia (if you've ...
We were able to drive across the center of Greece to a site more in the Byzantine period. In the early 1300's monks started to build monasteries at the top of natural rock formations. Earlier hermits had lived in caves to escape the world and discover the meaning of life. None of the monks could tell us the secret of life.... But then we don't speak Greek so maybe we just missed it. The monks built the monasteries ...
19 Aug. We are docked at Katakolo at 8.30am on yet another clear blue sky day and calm seas. Temp again very warm- “Beautiful”. After breakfast we walked ashore and strolled around the local shops which were selling the usual “Tat”. I did buy a white cotton Greek shirt for €29 and then we had a drink at a local cafe on the water's edge with views of our ship.Lorraine had fresh orange juice and I tried a “double greek coffee” ...
... are different in size and scale and are always worth a stop when you see one. Heading higher up into the mountains on the thrilling Greek "roads", we reached the ancient village of Kapesovo, a traditional mountain village built entirely of the local grey stone. Everything from the paths, buildings, roofs, walls, and huts are made in this local stone and the village clings precipitously to some very steep mountains.
Our goal was to climb the Vradeto Stairs ...
... came mainly from Bulgaria, Greece and Romania but they were just too many of them (some of the groups consisted of 80 persons). They made the monastery even smaller (especially when 2 or 3 groups met in the same spot where 50 people can feel comfortable but definitely not 200) and a little bit too crowded so after 40 minutes of suffering we decided to leave or better say to run away from the crowd!
Then we went to Roussanou Monastery but this one was really crowded as well ...