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... overcrowded the UK roads are. As we approached one if the towns along the route we were pulled to the side of the road by a group of police men, one asked for our passports, he looked at them very carefully, then asked where we were going, we told him and he told us it was 90 kilometres straight on, Doris was saying 94 Kilometres, so he was quite close. When we arrived in the valley we drove up a steep zig zagging road to Ambelakia, it's nestled in the hillside. In the ...
... especially the struggle against the Turks and the Second World War. There were
very patriotic commentaries next to these. We also saw the old kitchen,
refectory, carpenters workshop, ossuary and wine cellar with a huge wooden barrel that
could hold 12000 litres.
The church was also very fine, with
beautifully painted walls, but it was rather hard to see as it was absolutely
full of ...
... we saw was meant to be closed on a Wednesday, but for some reason it was open today and we got there with only an hour to spare. Monastery of Roussanou was the smallest of the three we got to go inside, but I think it was the nicest. It looked the most modern inside, as if they had just renovated it, and the church pictures were so different from anything I’ve seen before. The first room you walked into was all pictures of death and ...
So we headed to Thessaloniki today and we woke up at a brutal hour only due to the lack of sleep from the night before. We simply walked up to the high point of the city to have a view of Mt. Olympus. But, since we are lucky individuals, it was too foggy to see Mt. Olympus. It was made up for by getting Starbucks directly after and ...
... bridge and up even more steps. As we walked across the wooden bridge, a large barrel was being lowered the traditional way to collect some building materials for the ongoing restoration - excellent timing because this had been the only way that the monks had got their supplies up....the steps were only added in 1920.....fortunately for us! Intrepid travellers before this time used to be hauled up in a net! Having seen the net and the cliff, i was happy ...