We woke up at 9:30 in that guest house in Kastraki (a village beside Kalampaka), and the first thing we did was look for a place where we could eat something. Hard job on a Sunday morning. Having had a Greek breakfast (Feta cheese), we were ready to drive through Meteora huge rocks.
|The Great Meteoron|
|2 climbers here...|
|Kalampaka is -literally- under the rocks|
Meteora monasteries were built around 12th-15th centuries, and some of them are situated more than 500 m. above the plain, on ancient rocks. This place is unique in the world. It’s hard to believe that there are a few monks still living here, but it’s true...
The day was getting better and the sun appeared for a while -maybe a gift from the Gods, whom wanted to reward us for our effort the previous day-. We climbed a prominent rock, from where we could take some nice photos. We stayed there for almost an hour enjoying the relaxing silence, only disturbed from time to time by some car horn from Kalampaka, just below us.
|H.Monastery of Varlaam|
|Marcos & Josemi|