Archontiko Metsovou Boutique Hotel
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First of all I want to acknowledge that IT IS SARAH'S BIRTHDAY MONTH! Beautiful sunny day in Delphi. We are off for a full morning tour of Ancient Delphi and it's museum. The guide told us all the tales of the importance of Delphi and how The Oracle under the temple was really a woman who was sniffing ether from an underground fault. The priest would then interpret her mumblings to solve peoples worries. The site was very pretty with a market, reconstructed treasury, temple and ...
... isolated monasteries as well as how they built it. Every single brick or piece of bread was hauled up to the top of the mountain using a basic pulley system and a net. That is absolutely unbelievable. We then traveled down the road to Varlaam monastery, which was much smaller and more isolated than that of Megalo. Currently there are only two monks living in Varlaam due to the dying population of the ...
... centres of the Orthodox creed in the Byzantine era, producing beautiful and unique religious art and craft.
The scenery and monasteries are the main attractions and, long story short, I spent two days exploring the area whilst recovering from Mt. Olympus (man, my calves were fried!). ...
... we will be here all bloody day. As we start the grand descent we see them across the chasm ascending the other side. We can’t really blame them for not waiting, and wish them a quiet thankyou, as we do not get the chance to see them again. Once we are back up the top we are thirsty, hungry, and hot. So we get some water, and a cheeky spanakopita for me, and start eh decision of whether/how to visit any of the other monasteries; Varlaam is quite ...
... s gossip. You will always find them here, nearly all holding a stick –in Greek it is called 'glitsa’ similar to that the shepherds have.
Before approaching the benches with the elderly men I try to spot the man and owner of a dairy shop I met on my previous trip. He is such colourful character and I remember him so well that I could have sketched his face on paper with every detail if ...