Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
143Trip End Nov 15, 2007
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We called into Kevtpo to get some Euro and some Greek coins for Wilma from the bank. In Europe when you enter a business premises, you take a ticket and wait for your number. This we have done often, sometimes there are 2 or 3 choices of ticket and if you have the wrong one, when you finally get to the front desk, you have to go back and take another. So, we've learned to take one of each ticket! I was 9 numbers away from being served, so advised Des, Lynn and Lou to have a coffee while I waited. By the time I had been attended to, the queue was 15 numbers from being served.
The curly drive to the Meteora Monasteries was interesting
Agia Triada is one of many monasteries on the top of huge granite mountains which we went to see. It was a hot day so the climb to the monastery was slow. Shorts and bare arms were not acceptable for entry, but we were aware of this. There is a 2 Euro charge to enter, with some restrictions on photography of the paintings. It was lovely and cool inside and the wind on the chimes under the bells made a welcoming sound. The view over the villages including Kevtpo was fantastic and clear. Nearly all red roofs.
We had a quick meal of some fruits before pressing on to find a free camp site for the night. Greece has wonderful, juicy fruit, particularly the nectarines and peaches. The tomatoes are delicious too and we make a point of buying from the roadside stalls which have home grown and preserved produce, such as olives.
At Pelasgia we came to a nice open area of sea with a bit of a car park and stony beach