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Early morning departure for Meteora. Rick and I have both wanted to visit this unusual and beautiful place since we first saw James Bond's For Your Eyes Only. The drive up the hillside is fascinating as the monasteries reveal themselves perched on the top of steep sheer cliffs. We stop several times for photos before visiting the Varlaam monastery. We cross a small bridge that was put in place for visitors in modern times and climb our way up the steps to the entrance. ...
... would look like at the height of Athenian rule, around 500-300BC, the sites provide pictures of what the buildings would look like, but this is not the same as seeing the actual buildings, temples and statues. It must have been one of the most stunning cities in the world during its time. After another great Greek dinner, we packed up in the evening to get ready for our early departure on the Blue Star ferries to our first Greek island of Paros.
... were an attempt to avoid attack from pirates. We took a taxi to our hotel from the harbor. The taxi driver told a very sad tale of losing 3 businesses. He blames his government. He loves his country but hates his government. The next day we chatted with a friendly Greek librarian who was born in Ottawa but raised in Greece. He believes that such people as our taxi driver do not take responsibility for their country. These ...
... historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighbourhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. Then Simos took us to what he reckons is a hidden gem. Simos asks us to talk ...
... supported by the tourist trade on average 3 cruise ships per day visit this area from May To October. The other main products are Walnuts and lemons, it seems to be a expensive place to live as petrol is €1.77 a lt. A tunnel we drove thru between Naples and Sorrento is 5km long very impressive, but that is what Italians are good at “Tunnelling” We walked around the various streets shopping and taking photo’s one nice church Felice e Baccolo built in ...