Xenos Hotel

Address: Meteora, Kalambaka, Thessaly, 42200, Greece | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Meteora, Kalambaka.
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Travel Blogs from Kalambaka


A travel blog entry by mek1 on Oct 10, 2014

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... years ago a cave was discovered in this rock containing the fossilized remains of deer and bear which are estimated to be over 50,000 years old.

In the 14th century AD there were 20 monasteries in Meteora. Ottoman armies in the 18th and 19th centuries burnt all but 6 to the ground. Mt. Athos is the biggest monastic center in Greece with 20 monasteries. Only men are allowed to visit Mt. Athos with a special ...

Oh boy...

A travel blog entry by katiespellmeyer on Oct 04, 2014

... where wool and wood carvings are popular. I could have definitely spent more time there (and eaten more food…), but around 2 we left for Meteora. In Meteora we visited the Grand Meteron Monastery. On top of the suspending rocks in Meteora there are six remaining monasteries that are sitting on top of these massive mountains. It was stunning. The unfortunate part about the places we’ve visited in Greece so far is their bathrooms, er what ...

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by lunarei on Sep 03, 2014

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There is not much to report for today. We waited till 2pm for our bus (though it was supposed to pick us up at one thirty (they had a good reason)). We got on our bus to be driven 2 min down the road to stop for lunch. After lunch we drove to Kalambaka, the town just at the base of the Meteora's. We stopped twice more on the way, once to take a photo of the statue of the general that led the army against Persia (if you've ...

Moving Right Along

A travel blog entry by salbertson on Jan 19, 2014

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... to the Church of Saint Demitrius. The original church was constructed in the early fourth century, but the building had to be reconstructed several times due to fires. A particularly nasty fire in the early twentieth century destroyed not only a significant portion of the church, but most of the city. However, the restorations and archaeological excavations that followed actually led to the discovery of several fascinating artifacts that can now be seen ...

Monks on high!

A travel blog entry by roamingfree on Nov 19, 2013

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... picture of a saint and a candle and that they can be there because of a fatal accident or because the accident was not fatal...as a thankyou.....or simply to thank the saint for something, a safe journey, maybe. They said that children are generally named after saints. Not only that but they celebrate their namesake Saint's Day (the one after whom they are named) much more than they celebrate their own birthday. Incidentally I am familiar with Saints Days ...