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Travel Blogs from Metsovo
... and with jeans on to cover my ankles) but it was worth it to look around and look out at the views, it was kind of mystical! It was €3 to get into the monastery itself and even though my ankles were covered they made me put a skirt overtop because I'm a girl! There were little museums, gardens, the church, a wine cellar and kitchen to look around inside. While we were wandering around Simon and I found a while room filled with skulls and bones which was super creepy. ...
... woken for dinner once everyone had returned from their trip to the monasteries. Unfortunately, we didn't get one last Greek meal - spaghetti bolognese in Greece, really? Because we had a free night, Laura, Lisa, and I spent our night pampering ourselves with some of things we picked up at the supermarket earlier in the day. Feeling relaxed, and with another early start ahead, we went to bed early despite promising ourselves that we would do some journaling (typical!).
... and other wooden features. The gold chandelier hanging in the center room was impressive due to its size and detail. The surprising finding was that the skull of the Saint was displayed proudly in a glass case visible for all to see. We had an opportunity to speak to a few of the Nuns which were warm and welcoming to our questions. The Nuns were surprised to learn our kids did not know Greek and insisted they being studying the Greek language ...
... places left in Greece where people are dressed in traditional costumes. The older women of course wear theirs, mostly during the weekends.
Locals speak a Vlach dialect which sounds like Latin.
Through the whole central square there are benches where locals gather for their daily gossip, and exchanging the latest news. Most of them hold their sticks – glitsas as they are called in Greek, and ...
... never heard of Meteora. Managed to get into a monestary and have a look around before starting our 9km decent back into town... got a little sunburnt, because now Greece decides to bring out the nice weather - and according to a thermostat in town, it was a lovely 25 degrees. No doubt my calves and feet will hurt in the morning, but for now am happy to think I walked off some italian pizza and pasta!
Will let the photos do the rest of the explaining. Just ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet