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. ...
... at Meteora Restaurant which was very good. I met the chef who cooks a whole bunch of delicious stews every morning. Lamb, veal, chicken, meat balls in onions, eggplants, peppers or potatoes. I would go back but I think Yang just thought it was ok. We started exploring Kalabaka after dinner but rain was threatening so we headed, exhausted, back to our hotel.
A good day and glad to be out of Athens (did I mention that before LOL).
... in Meteora. Our first glimpse of these tower rocks jetting to the sky and we were mesmerized by them. Each angle presented a new view!
We checked into the Dellas Hotel, where Yiayia Stella was once again greeted with open arms. When Yiayia arrived she was treated like a celebrity as she not only has built close relationships with the owners, but she continues to recommend these boutique hotels to her clients. Each Inn has ...
... 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 ...
... and very low-pressure sell. After lunch we made the long drive back to Athens. I think it took 3-4 hours.
One agonizingly tiring drive around dropping everyone off, and we were dropped at Syntagma Square at rush hour with our bags and crammed our way on the train to the airport. We made it to the Sofitel, checked in, and went straight to the bar. It was our last night in Athens and, alas, it was at the airport, but our flight was early the next ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet