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... This can be seen throughout most of Athens and is very spectacular wherever you view it. Unfortunately it meant a long uphill walk so that slowed me down somewhat, however I did eventually make it. The guide told us there would be thousands up on the hill when the people from the Cruise Ships arrived around 10am. Mind you there were still plenty of people around while we were there.
We had a stop at the Olympic Stadium, then another to view the ...
... There was a little train cafe, but coffee machine not on, but we did get a cup of tea and buy a packet of crisps. The toilets were disgusting and I am so glad I have packed feminine wipes and anti bac wipes.
The scenery on the actual trip was pleasant. Greece is very hilly to the point of mountainous and these ranges are punctuated by the occasional valley which is very flat. These flat lands are a mix of gold and ...
... Day in Meteora
Kalambaka is located in the Meteora
district and we had booked a walking tour up to one of the monasteries and back
down. It was advertised as 8k in five hours so we thought we should manage that
easily. A taxi picked us up from the hotel, as the minibus was full, and took
us through the neighbouring village
of Kastraki to the foot
of the hill where the Grand Meteora monastery ...
... only saw a couple of monks and nuns at each one but Maria said that there are about 30 living at each. We were not allowed to take pictures inside so unfortunately cannot share the beauty of these churches visually.
When we were leaving the convent, Mel went to pet a stray cat that ended up cuddling with her and curled up on her lap. She so wanted to take him home...he had some sores and burrs matted into his fur…poor ...
... with the fellow that was driving because not only was it his first time driving an enormous van, but also his first time on Greek roads which are horrifying. Imagine the New Jersey Turnpike with even more rude drivers and tailgaters. Anyway, half-way through our road trip- which was quite picturesque- we came across what looked like an outdoor flea market combined with a carnival.
We later found out that it was ...