Aeton Melathron Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... creating a high plateau and causing many fault lines to appear in the thick layer of sandstone (this is from Wikipedia and Lonely Planet, not me!).
The result is a series of giant monoliths that reach skyward (nearly 600m at the top!), which have been inhabited since the early Paleolithic period. Beginning in the 9th century, a group of hermit monks inhabited the caves and fissures of the rocks. During the 11th and 12th century, ...
... to choose from, and follow the navi up the Meteora road. On the way up I spy the Pension Arsensis. It looks a likely place so I mentally log it before riding on up and getting my first glimpse of the monasteries of Meteora that make this place so unique in the world.
I'll save the superlatives for tomorrow. As darkness falls I turn back to the Pension Arsensis. And introduce myself to the ...
This is another short blog post, the purpose of which is really just for photos. It's too far to drive all the way to Gallipoli to Athens, so we made the first of our two obligatory stopovers today in Meteora. Meteora is known for a cluster of monasteries that are situated here, all of which were built atop high rock cliffs. This was originally done to ...
... they organised and built a church to share occasional worship in.....and then it grew from there.
Apparently the hermitages were still used by the monks from the monasteries of Meteroa when they needed a retreat, right up until the 19th century....as the area became more accessible and more people visited the area, the solitude aspect of living in a cave on the side of a rock mountain obviously disappeared and so the hermitages became less used. As for now, apparently ...
... introduced us to our standard Greek order: Mousaka, roasted filled vegetables, kebab meat and dry red wine. We had developed a crush on Greek food.
Our time in Corfu was split between relaxing – swimming, cooking, eating, reading; and stressing – a list of to-do’s was formulating. Soon we would be handing over the bikes, and continuing the journey into the Middle East on transport. Something that required actual organizing, as opposed to pulling out ...