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Address: Kastrakiou Street, Kastráki, Thessaly, 422 00, Greece | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Kastrakiou Street, Kastráki.
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    Travel Blogs from Kastráki

    Monastery Day

    A travel blog entry by loza92 on Jun 25, 2015

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    ... detail in the church/prey area is remarkable to see the birth of Jesus, last supper, all in different colours and the picture displaying the story so well.

    Learnt that the egg (like easter egg) is a symbol of recreation which I never knew before. Didn't really take in much other historical information as it was on a higher scale than I could understand but I enjoyed walking around and taking a look myself.
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    Ouzo for morning tea!

    A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Apr 19, 2014

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    ... as temperature was about 6 degrees. Drove down and on to Meteora! What a find, probably not on our list had brother Ross not suggested it. Centre for European rock climbing on any of the amazing rock formations there that are not topped by a monastery. Beautiful camp almost under the rocks, lots of family campers out for Easter and equal numbers of rough, tough rock climbers with helmets and all the ...

    Monasteries of Meteora

    A travel blog entry by dragonrider on May 05, 2013

    9 photos

    ... enough to stop to take some pictures of the view.

    The monasteries have existed for 100's of years an we built by hand. Workers would climb to the top of the peak with their tools on their backs to do the work. Construction rubble and people were lowered down the mountain side in baskets. Believe me when I say all the money in china would not get me in a basket like that. Up until recent times there were no steps leading ...

    Through Many Dangers Toils and Snares...

    A travel blog entry by turner72 on Jun 17, 2012

    6 photos

    ... and enjoyed ourselves somewhat significantly less thoroughly. I actually wrote the two blogs posted yesterday on that bus ride on the assumption we would have internet that evening and I would be able to catch up. Silly me. So we arrived in Kalambaka around 6, which is at the feet of what is objectively the coolest place on earth: the meteora rock formations. Once upon a time there was a giant lake, and in that giant lake there was a giant cinder cone, ...

    Meteora

    A travel blog entry by canadianmom on Sep 22, 2010

    6 comments, 36 photos

    ... In the 14th century there was a time of instability when the Turks occupied the area. A new monk arrived and established the first monastery on top of one of these rocks. This would provide the monks with a very spiritual place that was inaccessible in which they could continue their monastic life without interference. He called his monastery Meteora which is a Greek word translated to mean “suspended in the air” because it ...