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... but historically not as significant. Lila our guide got after a group of German tourist and their guide who had jumped a fence to go down to Apollo's temple. Funny...don't mess with Lila. Lunch was at a large restaurant, but the best greek food yet. I had delicious stuffed tomaoes, Sarah and Marty had Dolmades and Rick pork solvaki. We shared Spinach pie with a woman on our tour and taszkiki. Yes we were starving. We dropped off the 3 day tour people and picked up 2 new ...
Today was our first long drive day to the small town of Metéora. In other words, we didn't do much beside the drive. Once we arrived, we visited the Grand Meteoron Monastery high up in the sandstone towers of Metéora which directly translates to "suspended rocks" formed by the sea over 30 million years ago. The monasteries here were among the first to be founded on the Thessaly plains. In the early 14th century, monks ...
... sparse mud patch. We continued along our off-road dirt area like we were in a fun mud thrashing tour group for the day in the middle of a Thailand jungle. We were blissfully making headway until we spotted, high up on the hill beside us, trucks and cars roaring past along a perfectly formed bitumen road. Seriously, how are we here and the road is there. We made up a bouncy twisty route to pull back on to the real road, which then took us to the real - over land - border crossing ...
... monastery is famous for one of its prized possessions: a copy of the gospels, owned by Emperor Constantine. After Varlaam, we visited the largest of the monasteries, The Great Meteora (aka Mega-meteoro or Church of the Transfiguration of Christ). It has the largest church … also the ancient kitchen is preserved. The old refectory hosted an exhibit of portraits of heroes of the Greek Liberation. Byron was not one of them. J
Our final stop was Rousanou, ...
... higher, and the buildings are literally perched on the top of the pinnacles. They are marked on the map as being in excess of 600 meters but I think thats from sea level.
I definitely walked my 10km for the day and in the direct sun for most of it as there is no shade on the top of a rock so was pretty weary on getting back. However, well worth the effort.
I was surprised to see cotton fields on the way to Trikala. Not many and quite small. I never knew they grew it here.
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