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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Costas has other ideas. He tells us, “Come to look my olive trees. My best friends. Look at stars. Romantic evening. I make three ouzos for my very best friends.” He leads us up to a dark balcony, pours ouzos and begins a roundabout of one-way conversations that we have to sit through 3 times:
- We are invited back in November
- He wants us to write to Lonely Planet about his hotel
- He would like a zip-up Man U top (any player) sent to him in ...
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 ...
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... to bring people and goods up and down. These buildings were incredible feats of engineering with the walls appearing seamless with the rock and just an extension of the sides of the pinnacles. There were beautiful big stone rooms, churches that were so ornate and every bit of walls and ceiling was covered in paintings.
There were panoramic views down over ...
... still a very impressive feat and securing a water supply must have been almost as tricky.
The monasteries are not quite as inaccessible as they seem from below, as a hill behind does most of the climbing and these days there is a road between them (though not actually to the monasteries). The views from the monasteries and the road are tremendous, toward the main spine of the pinnacles, over the villages below and over the plain of Thessaly. It ...