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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. ...
... quite drizzly but fortunately, before the fog set in later in the afternoon, we were able to see the amazing landscape and rock formations upon which the monasteries are built. In fact some of the monasteries are actually built into the rocks as well as sitting on them. Needless to say we climbed and climbed and climbed managing to see five of the six monasteries, with the smallest and simplest being St Nicholas ...
... caution to the wind - having not had a meal out for several weeks, we found a little cafe where we ordered Moussaka and Souvlaki at 7 Euro each. it was really delicious and as in Turkey, the Greeks serve a basket of bread with all meals. Just as Mark was finishing the last of the bread, the lady put a plate of sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon and honey on the table which we had not ordered. Being savvy travellers, we guessed this would be added to the ...
... and to the other monasteries.
Down the road we walked to visit another one called Varlaam – more great views down these sheer cliffs.
We then started the 4km walk across the top of the hills where these pinnacles are and walked up and down undulating hills on the road. We passed another 2 monasteries but didn’t go in. We only passed another 2 ladies walking ...
... s names, and then finish with, “and my son-in-law, Scott,” to which your tone lowers.
Stella: Really? I hadn’t noticed.
Others: It’s because his name sounds as distant from Greek as “Ian Miller” from My Big Fat Greek Wedding!
With that we all decided it would be fun if Scott had a Greek-sounding name, and we all had a good time suggesting possibilities: Socrates, Sotiri, Stamati, ...