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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.
... 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 ...
... of stairs to get to the courtyard of the monastery. Anyways since it was the last one that we could visit (Agios Stefano Monastery is closed on Mondays) we decided to pay EUR 3 and go inside. This monastery was quite small but not crowded at all. We could get a different view of the town of Kalabaka from there so we enjoyed it a lot.
From the last monastery we began our walk down to the city of Kalabaka because we managed to find a trail starting from there and ending up in the ...
... museum exhibits, which show off some of Grand Meteora’s treasures – such as bibles and holy documents dating from the saints themselves, as early as c. 11th century (!!!). I try not to breathe in case my foul Australian breath contaminates them and they crumble instantly.
At this point we start to hunt for our Polish friends, and give up after an exhaustive search of the site. We feel incredibly guilty but resolve to leave ...
... It had been raining for 12 days and it rained all night. I seriously considered just hanging out for another day, but the rain stopped later and the clouds cleared long enough for some good shots of the monasteries, one of which was featured in a James Bond Flick (maybe it was For Your Eyes Only???).
On the bus, I met a Chinese American couple that stayed at Hotel Meteora (may TAY or ah) also. And there were 2 women from Pennsylvania on a round the ...