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... was snowing, but it was pretty close to perfect. We stopped at a taverna in Pertouli and ordered a ton of food and sokolatas (hot chocolate).
We definitely received some food that we did not order, and they gave us all complimentary dessert.
On our drive back to Kalambaka, we found this beautiful old bridge next to some very gnarly trees that you can see here.
Sunday morning, we did a quick drive once again ...
We drove 5 hours north of Athens to this mystical
place. This morning we visited the
towering rock formations of Meteora. On
top of which are built the famous monasteries.
Views were breathtaking. Some of
the monasteries date to the 16th century. Meteora means “suspended in the air”. ...
Hoje, tivemos o dia livre da parte da manhã, pelo que nos levantámos um pouco mais tarde.
Após termos tomado o pequeno-almoço, apreciando a vista fantástica, o Rui e o Diogo foram ainda para a piscina.
Por volta das 13:15, chegou o nosso guia, que era um grego muito simpático e muito forte, parecia um "sempre-em-pé".
Partimos com destino a Kalambaka, passámos por Lamia e ...
... headed to the restaurant. The Indian friend of our asked our waiter if he knows a store that sells olive oil and its still open. He thinks and says yes: "I know, but you have to walk a bit from here and it's closes soon. Come I will bring you with my scooter". So off they went and came back in in 15 min with 2x 3l of original Greek olive oil. Now that's service :) We gave a generous tip after the dinner.
The next morning we have driven all the way ...
... hazy when we were there and the far hills disappeared quickly in it.
Apparently the tops of rocks were thought to be appropriate places for contemplation and worship and a refuge from warring and sieges below. Six monasteries remain, two are active, but it is claimed that there used to be 23. I'm unclear on when this all happened. One was founded in 1389 and I think that is the ballpark figure for the others. I confess that I was principally interested ...