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... it had a thriving textile industry, a few dozen of the 600 mansions remain around it's cobbled streets. We will visit the village tomorrow, we drive a little further up the winding road to a view point, wow what a view it is. A lovely spot to stay the night. A local lady stopped as she walked by to chat to us, she was very friendly and enquirer if we needed anything. It wasn't long before the sun set, the sky looked quite impressive with big streaks of yellow and orange across ...
Monday 22 September – Travel to Kalambaka
We missed our agent Kosta at Larissa
Station (it turned out we were supposed to wait for him outside), but we found
our coach which we shared with a Greek couple and a Korean couple. We exchanged
create polite greetings with the Greeks, and the Korean man spoke some English,
but we could not carry on a sustained conversation so it was ...
... only saw a couple of monks and nuns at each one but Maria said that there are about 30 living at each. We were not allowed to take pictures inside so unfortunately cannot share the beauty of these churches visually.
When we were leaving the convent, Mel went to pet a stray cat that ended up cuddling with her and curled up on her lap. She so wanted to take him home...he had some sores and burrs matted into his fur…poor ...
So this morning we drive further up the mountain of Kalambaka to the monasteries.
On this mountain there are seven different types of monasteries, we only visited two of them. They were the monastery of Valaarm and the Agia Triada monastery.
At the time none of us knew this, but the monastery of Valaarm was setting us up for the journey and hike we would take to reach Agia Triada. When we arrived to the top of Valaarm we had to ...
... rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">It is actually a toss up as to whether there are more shrines or more tolls on the motorways here in Greece! We travelled 525 km and had to pay at no less than nine toll stations - can someone please tell me why Greece has no money because we sure as hell handed over our ...