- Room service
- Swimming pool
Travel Blogs from Kalambaka
... overcrowded the UK roads are. As we approached one if the towns along the route we were pulled to the side of the road by a group of police men, one asked for our passports, he looked at them very carefully, then asked where we were going, we told him and he told us it was 90 kilometres straight on, Doris was saying 94 Kilometres, so he was quite close. When we arrived in the valley we drove up a steep zig zagging road to Ambelakia, it's nestled in the hillside. In the ...
... of a thick rope that was wound up
by hand. I am not sure that they were allowed visitors. These days, they have
electricity and plumbing, and have built steps to provide access from the road.
Large numbers of tourists visit, including many from Russia,
which also has an Orthodox church, and Poland as well as others from all
over the world. We saw many tourist buses parked outside. After seeing the
... bit used to that now.
We got the bus up to the top of the rocks and the first stop was at the Holy Monastery of the Great Meteora. This is the monastery furthest to the west, and the other monastery that the bus could drop you off at was Monastery of Saint Stefanos, which is all the way to the east. We didn’t really have a set plan of how we were going to go at these sites for the day, but we decided to start at the Great Meteora. ...
... an historic Greek-Orthodox Church. There we learned more about the history of this religion and about the meanings of icons and designs in the main sanctuary. Before leaving Thessaloniki, we all enjoyed a morning walk along the seaside promenade and we also stopped by Starbucks to enjoy a cup of coffee.
From Thessaloniki, all of us drove to Vergina where we had a tasty lunch and a visit to the ...
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A long, long, long time ago, back in the 9th century, a group of hermit monks started living in the hollows and fissures amongst ...