- Swimming pool
- Room service
Travel Blogs from Kalambaka
... can enter for free and pay to see certain parts of the castle only, and there is a serene library and reading area in the shade of the trees that we take advantage of. Next we enjoy a whistle-stop tour of Ljubljana’s highlights – the Dragon and Triple bridges, the Robba fountain, the National and University Library and the Roman Wall. We enjoy learning that most of the sights tourists visit even today were the work of one man, a 'master of ...
... from the outside. We saw evidence of a big new rail line with lots of tunnels but due to the financial situation they have just stopped it where it is, which is sad as no work = no money circulation.
Finally arrived in Kalabaka which is set in a valley with the rocks rising dramatically at one side. Population around 14000 and very shabby with pockets of cheer in the form of flower pots. We found our guest house easily with the ...
... and a pistol. We admired the
statue and the view, and Lazarus produced fruit cake for everybody. We also saw
Greek tortoises, one of which we rescued as it was on its back, and a snake which was lying by the side of
the track in the sun, but after a few of us had crowded round it had had
enough, and wriggled away into the undergrowth.
We came out onto the road along the ridge
... started walking in the wrong direction and after an extra 2km of walking with all my luggage, I arrived at my hotel around 3pm. Kalambaka and Kastraki are famous for their many monastries situated on the mountain tops and after an hour of jogging up the winding path, I found one. The monastries were spreaded all over so I did a lot of walking. Finally I reached the biggest, Meteora and then started my descent. I could see why monks ...
... were definitely the most impressive parts. Although they were very old and faded, some of the beautiful wall paintings can still be seen over the entrance.
What's in a Name?
After several more hours of driving, we made it to our hotel in Kalambaka. By the way, during this trip I've noticed that several cities, churches, and historical sites have multiple names. For instance, when I asked how to spell Kalambaka, I got several ...