Xenos Hotel

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

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by lunarei on Sep 03, 2014

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... movie 300 that's the war they are referring to here) and once more to stretch our legs. Our hotel is a lot fancier than we were expecting and we have a fantastic view of the meteora's. Apparently tomorrow we will be seeing a nunnery and a monastery. We are required to wear clothes that cover us from shoulder to knees. I'm excited but cautious at he same time. It doesn't look like it did in all the photos. Only tomorrow will ...

Intelligent Greek

A travel blog entry by lorrog on Aug 19, 2014

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... 3 each. The coffee was very”grainy” and sweet, even though I said no sugar. It is very hot by now 38C I would say. At 1-30 we set off by coach for an afternoon tour.Our guide was called Stadi a very pleasant lady, who told us that the area has plenty of subterrannean water which is essential for them to grow olives,tomatoes & grapes. Our “wine tasting tour” was to a winery which has been family owned since 1864.
In 1930’s ...

Incredible day in Meteora

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on Apr 23, 2014

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... how they first got up there, and then had to get all the supplies to the top if this rock to build something. It is just amazing.

We paid our €3 to get into the monastery and spent about an hour walking around inside. They each had a church inside with some incredibly ornate paintings depicting what I assume are stories from the bible. We walked down from Great Meteora to the next monastery called Varlaam. This one was a little bit ...

Day 8: Underground Museums, Pop Music and More

A travel blog entry by arthurbiddle on Jan 19, 2014

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... on influences of this music. She discussed how pop music of these countries were influenced by areas such as music from the Ottoman Empire and general European pop music. After this introduction on influences I gave some background on specific popular musicians of Turkey such as the artist Tarkan and the band Mor ve Ítesi. I discussed some of their hit works and how these early influences appear in ...

Monks on high!

A travel blog entry by roamingfree on Nov 19, 2013

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... 175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">A lot of the monastery was out of bounds because there are still monks there but there was a lovely little church adorned with frescos. In another room, a large barrel for water storage and from the terrace outside we could see the largest monastery up above, the Grand Meteoro. For all these monasteries, women have to don a long skirt even ...