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... we finally made it to our hostel in Kalambaka. Kalambaka is the city immediately surrounding the Meteora monasteries and our view was fantastic. It reminded me of my stay in Zion National Park when I was ten- I could look out my window and find incredible, high and imposing rock formations. After checking in, we walked around the city and visited the town church. It was originally built as an ancient temple but was converted in ...
... retreats are indeed perched
atop pinnacles that rise about 1000 feet from the valley floor. For centuries the monasteries served as
Christian hide aways while the Ottoman Turks ruled Greece. Most are still in operation today. One of them was used in the 1980’s James Bond
film “For Your Eyes ...
... de Leónidas, de 1955, encontra-se à beira da estrada, em frente do local onde se encontram enterrados os soldados mortos na batalha. À esquerda encontram-se as famosas nascentes de enxofre, que deram o nome ao desfiladeiro "Thermopylae" significa "portas quentes".
Após termos tirado umas fotos neste local partimos novamente, tendo parado uma vez no caminho para comermos.
Chegámos por ...
The Metéora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. There are six monasteries built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The landscape ...
... string of beads. They love chatting with tourists and they are very interesting and kind people.
Metsovo is a Vlach village. The Vlachs were nomadic shepherds thus the village is popular for its dairy products. Here one can find excellent quality of butter and cheese of exceptional aroma and taste. Metsovo is famous for Metsovone and Metsovela its remarkable cheese and wine making industries.