- Room service
- Swimming pool
Travel Blogs from Kalambaka
... detail in the church/prey area is remarkable to see the birth of Jesus, last supper, all in different colours and the picture displaying the story so well.
Learnt that the egg (like easter egg) is a symbol of recreation which I never knew before. Didn't really take in much other historical information as it was on a higher scale than I could understand but I enjoyed walking around and taking a look myself.
... he gave me a sample of two types - one a wine and one a something called 'Restina' the later tasted like grape stalks and disinfectant and the wine (both were white) was watery and unimpressive so I ordered a beer instead which was very nice. We got a complimentary desert of ice-cream with cherry sauce and a spice cookie which finished the meal nicely. Total cost €20.
By the time we got back to our room it was 11pm ...
... 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 ...