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METEORA, GREECE OCTOBER 10, 2014
Today we came into the port of Volos, the third largest port in Greece. This is the take-off point for a day-long trip to Meteora. This has been a life-long dream of Dennis to see Meteora, so he is quite excited this morning. We know it will be a good excursion for our guide is Michael. It is a two hour bus ride to meteora, so Michael fills us with information about the monasteries that we ...
Wed 8th: Drove up to the monasteries (about 5 of them) each on the top of one of the very unusual mountains of the Meteora area of ...
It's been quite the busy past two days… Yesterday was quite uneventful, but good. We woke up, had breakfast, and got on the bus for a 7 hour ride. This long bus ride led us to Bari, Italy where we had a brief look at the Basilica of St. Nicholas. One of the Cistercian priests, Fr. John, is with us for this trip and he gave a nice talk on St. Nicholas before we had a chance to check out the church. Having seen quite a lot of churches this one was refreshing. ...
... br> Then we drove by St. Nicholas Anapausas Monastery, which was closed, and went to the Monastery of Rousanou, or St. Barbara, one of the two nunneries in Meteora. It was the smallest one we visited, but had one of the most beautiful chapels. Interestingly, the skirts the nuns gave us were much prettier than the ones at the other monasteries! It also had a tiny gift shop run by the nuns containing handmade crafts.
... the towns of Karpitsi and Trikala, I must have fallen asleep all three times, because nothing looked even a bit familiar. I became tired and overwhelmed, so Karen took over the wheel and, as usual, her amazing sense of direction got us through! We arrived in Kalambaka at sunset and discovered that we'd decided to crack a few extra Euros to stay at a hotel with a pool, which made Karen's day. I'm not so big a fan of cool water and was ...