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ya-ssou (Hello) We've actually arrived back in Athens tonight but as we have been touring on the tourist rate & not first class our hotels have not quite been of luxurious standards including the lack of WiFi. Although they all have treated us well & we do not have complaints. All of us have been a little over the tour spending 3 hours at ruin …
... but you would not want to miss this if you were in the area as they are truly amazing. Just to see them perched on the mountain rock is unbelievable and how they managed to build them back in the 13th century without modern tooling or lifts of some sort is very hard to imagine. The James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only" had some scenes filmed from one of these Monasteries. During the day we also visited an Icon Shop that sells many religious paintings and pictures. ...
... toilet has a sign not to flush paper down (very common in Greece) so you wipe and put the paper in a bin next to the toilet. Ok, I will leave your imagination with that one. I have to confess that for those 'special occasions' Vern and I do not consider the plumbing over our sensitivities of having to continue to use the room for the next 24hrs!
The shower was one you have a split system over a bath, with a spout and hand ...
... outside. After seeing the
monastery we walked down a path through the woods to the lower part of the road
where the taxi took us back to the hotel.
By this time we had discovered Mythos beer
so we had a restorative drink, lunch and rest and in the later afternoon we
decided to walk up the footpath that leads from Kalambaka up the hills towards
the Holy Trinity monastery which is near the other ...
16-17th When I boarded the ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa, a storm was brewing outside so I as even more anxious about travelling alone. As soon as I arrived in Igoumenitsa, I was taken to the bus station by a nice taxi driver. He charged me a lot for such a small distance but he helped me buy the bus ticket to my next destination. I didn't realise my phone automatically updates my time so by me re-adjusting the time, I missed my first bus ...