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TripAdvisor Reviews Pyrgos Adrachti Kastráki
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We set off fairly early as its a 2 hour drive through the mountains to see the famous gorge and surrounding national park.
we visited the visitor centre first and had some friendly and very helpful advise from the young lady who spoke excellent English.
We we then set about visiting several of the old towns on the mountain and then the gorgeous gorge itself!
A fantastic day, if a little long, but definitely worthwhile.
... a trail but a downhill trail that lead to about 300 steps up the mountain. It was definitely a workout. This monastery was smaller than Varlam. All the surfaces besides the floor had paintings. The dome is decorated by Jesus and the gospel writers again. But here the gospel writers are accompanied by their symbols; Matthew=Angel, Mark = Lion, John = Eagle, Luke = Bull. While inside the churches we couldn't take photos but I have some great shots ...
... then decided to go have some lunch while we decided which we preferred, lunch was at a cafe right on the town square where a very Greek mumma with little english served us.... we managed between us with our broken greek to order and I didn't mention it to the others cos I didn't want to put them off their lunch but as she delivered our meals I noticed her fingernails were flithy... yuk.. no wonder GJ ended up feeling ill later that day ...
Meteora monasteries were something formidable, a mix between the natural and the artificial, a proof of human superation, a proof of the wonder of nature, an impressive site to visit.
Later on we went to check the tickets for Athens and surprisingly they were really cheap (EUR 18 per person). There are two trains per day, one at 5.40 and the other one at 17.30. The bus was about EUR 25 per person so the decision about the way of traveling was made right away without ...
... we will be here all bloody day. As we start the grand descent we see them across the chasm ascending the other side. We can’t really blame them for not waiting, and wish them a quiet thankyou, as we do not get the chance to see them again. Once we are back up the top we are thirsty, hungry, and hot. So we get some water, and a cheeky spanakopita for me, and start eh decision of whether/how to visit any of the other monasteries; Varlaam is quite ...