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We set off fairly early as its a 2 hour drive through the mountains to see the famous gorge and surrounding national park.
we visited the visitor centre first and had some friendly and very helpful advise from the young lady who spoke excellent English.
We we then set about visiting several of the old towns on the mountain and then the gorgeous gorge itself!
A fantastic day, if a little long, but definitely worthwhile.
... monasteries. The area is included in the World Heritage List of Unesco. Only 6 of them have made it through the centuries, from an initial estimated number of 24. Between the 14th and the 16th century, these monasteries were built by the monks. These men were hermits in the area, who lived in individual caves. Once they became united, these monks took months and even years, to carry the construction material to the top of rocks using ropes, folding ...
Today we drive from Delphi to meteora. Unfortunately "mum put in the wrong city into the GPS". However after a lovely drive up a narrow switch back road we ended up seeing a ski resort and waiting for the sheep to cross the road. Wound our way back down the narrow switch backs to the main highway. Then we were finally on ...
... park, and the rest were shut.
We wandered further into Meteora tonight for dinner to another beautiful little restaurant and had yummo Moussaka and more Retsina cause it was really good the first time but we stayed clear of the Ouzo.
Friday 18th July
Not much planned for today other than finding somewhere between Meteora and Athens to spend our last night. We headed out to the east coast of the main land and I looked up on Google for some places ...
... at a peak where you had a great view of the landscape and one of the coolest things happened. There was another group of Asian tourist that were praying on the peak over the mountains and rocks. It was fascinating to watch. One man, who I am assuming was the pastor, was holding an Asian Bible while touching the heads of his congregation saying a prayer over them. I was able to take some great pictures. To get to Agia Triada we had to walk. Not ...