Meteora monasteries

Trip Start Oct 15, 2011
Trip End Oct 22, 2011

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Flag of Greece  , Thessaly,
Sunday, October 16, 2011

I have never driven in such a thick fog than the first 50 km from Delphi. Sometimes I could see only 10-20 meters and only the navigator revealed the curves. Rest of the road to Kalambaka is nothing special until you start to see the cliffs of Meteora. The whole city of Kalambaka is in the shadow of Meteora cliffs. The actual monasteries are behind the cliffs and not many of them can be seen from the town. It doesn't take long to drive to the first monastery, but actual visiting to the monasteries may take a while and be tiring, since there are many stairs. Roussanou is small, but it is shown in many classic Meteora pictures. Grand Meteora is the largest, but there are more stairs. The easiest monastery is Agios Stefanos. We have seen many orthodox monasteries and churches and Meteora monasteries are not as extraordinary inside as they are outside. Don’t get me wrong, they are very beautiful, but is the location and views that make them special. It is no doubt one of the new wonders of the world and must see place for everybody visiting the main land of Greece.
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