Travel Blogs from Tríkala
... salad. It's getting hotter as we go it was about 37 where we stopped. Back on the bus we watched the movie 300 until we reached the hotel. We met up not long after to head up into the mountains to look at the Monasteries. The scenery here is so amazing, huge rocks and hills which hermits built these massive monasteries and nunneries directly into. Erin played creepy eerie music in the bus to get us in the mood. The stairs up and down were a bit rough (especially in 40 ...
... you can see other monasteries perched on their own rock tower from whatever monastery you are inside) a big part of the experience is in the inevitable climbing of the many, many stairs that have only recently (last 100 years) been carved into the rock. Even today with accessible car parks and modern conveyances it is still a challenge to reach to tops of some of these endless flights of stairs, especially in the late-spring heat of Greece.
... 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 ...
Since we had our check-out at 12.00 (most places in Greece keep the same time check-out time) and the hotel was quite nice we decided to take the train at 17.30. I originally wanted to check out at 12.00, then go for lunch and then just stay in the hotel (taking advantage of air-conditioning and Internet connection for the entire afternoon). This plan would have been perfect but Tez wanted to go to a neighboring city called Trikala. I didn’t want to but since it ...
... 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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