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Woke up early to try and bet the crowds to the Monastrey made our way up the hill and took pictures of different Monasteries on our way up to the Holy Trinity Monastrey which we were able to have a look through.
Incredible how the Monks would climb the rock face to pick a place to build the Monastery then in the original time they would build it all by hand. It blends into the rock face and looks incredible. ...
... the mountains and into Kalambaka to the hotel Amalia which is an Italian hotel, shower a few drinks and dinner provided once again.
Retired for the night around 10:00pm completely exhausted after all the walking & hiking through the monastaries, they think we are mountain goats. The back and leg are holding up although my ankles look like elephant legs. Physio had nothing on ...
... with us were there, and we enjoyed catching up with them before finding our
free desserts, a small ice cream cone, and walking back gently to the hotel.
Wednesday 24 September – Monastery day at Meteora
In the morning we got the bus to the Grand
Meteora monastery. Like Varlaam, this originally had access only by means of a
net which was hauled up or let down by a ...
... how they first got up there, and then had to get all the supplies to the top if this rock to build something. It is just amazing.
We paid our €3 to get into the monastery and spent about an hour walking around inside. They each had a church inside with some incredibly ornate paintings depicting what I assume are stories from the bible. We walked down from Great Meteora to the next monastery called Varlaam. This one was a little bit ...
... the mountains that we could walk on these huge rocks to get a better view. Well when we got out we saw a flood of Asians at the mountain standing in a straight line, one behind the other. At the beginning of the line was a man who was praying over each individual person and blessing them right on top of the mountain! It was such a beautiful site to see. We then took our pictures and headed to the last monastery of the day.
Now when we ...