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... overcrowded the UK roads are. As we approached one if the towns along the route we were pulled to the side of the road by a group of police men, one asked for our passports, he looked at them very carefully, then asked where we were going, we told him and he told us it was 90 kilometres straight on, Doris was saying 94 Kilometres, so he was quite close. When we arrived in the valley we drove up a steep zig zagging road to Ambelakia, it's nestled in the hillside. In the ...
... through Greece before Glen was even born however they add pine sap to give it a different edge, It was really good! We also sampled some Ouzo, a aniseed flavored liqueur. Didn't like that too much so Glen sculled them both........ yuck. After dinner we went back to he B&B and sat out side with another bottle of wine.
Thursday 17th July
Meteora exploring day. We were so close to the Monasteries and my ankle was feeling much better after the incident ...
After we went to the Monastery Varlaam, we climbed about 150 steps up to the Holy Trinity Monastery.
In the main church, there were two halls, like there had been for Varlaam. This monastery was built in the late 16th century, and, like the Monastery Varlaam, there were paintings of Christ, angels, prophets, and evangelists on the ceiling. On the left side of the iconoclast, there were paintings depicting the resurrection of Christ, and ...
... three was Grand Meteora with 300 steps but even that was still pretty easy. Each of the monasteries is different in size and 2 are for nuns while the other 4 are for monks. Each has its own chapel (I think thats what they call them) and the most amazing views across to each other and down into the valley where Kalabaka is.
They close fairly early, around 5pm. It would be way cooler if they opened to sunset but they don't. After close, we headed back to Kalabaka ...
... at the bus station in Aegina town. At the various bus stops along the routes you don't find timetables. Tickets can be bought at the main bus station and on the bus.
Aegina town - Kipseli - Vathi - Souvala - Agii - Vagia
return route: Vagia - Agii - Souvala - Vathi - Kipseli - Aegina town.
Route 2a (30 minutes)
Aegina town - Agios Nektarios - Mesagros - Aphaia ...