Kosta Famissi Hotel
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Nice but not extravagant.
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... so access was only by ladder/rope/etc. Lucky for us there are now roads leading up to some of the monasteries and we got to visit one of these this afternoon. There were a handful of rooms where photos were forbidden. One was the inside of the church, a couple were museums (one of scrolls and religious artwork, the other of military stuff and national ...
... is too touristy even within the monasteries for the majority of the monks. This makes sense I guess given they have signed up for the monastic life and want serenity, space and separation from the hustle and bustle to pray and meditate......a few million tourists a year may have an impact on that! So most of the monasteries at Meteora now only have one or two caretaker monks who have local helpers to aid in the general running of them, accommodating the daily visitors ...
... or stopping once we were tired.
We exited the island the same place we entered, and hit the motorway to make some distance inland. We selected a town at random, Ioannina, which had a vast still lake and an old castle property which had been converted into a quiet town inside it’s walls. Unbeknown to us, it was a Greek long weekend. The positive was that the town was booming. The negative was finding accommodation. We at last found a hotel, which was painted ...
Today was a day that I had looked forward since I sent by registration in last fall. We visited the monasteries of Meteora. First off Meteora comes from the Greek word meteoron which means "something aloft" and Meteora is a conglomerate of suspended really high rocks. In the 9th century an ascetic group of hermit monks moved to the tops of these ancient pinnacles. They lived in hollows, fissures, ...
... too late to actually go inside the Monastery, but that didn't bother me too much. We have seen a few before – one of the benefits of all the travels we have done so far. We were quite happy to go to camp though and set up our tent for the first time. Ash and I had a good system with our own tent – this one isn't quite the same and it's much smaller, but will do. The only thing is that we have to sleep with the packs ...