We had a lovely afternoon at Meteora. It is a complex of monastaries on top of huge rock formations.
We took a bus up to the first one, and climbed down then up into it.
When you get to the other side of the chasm, you pass through a metal door, then a tunnel in the cliff face. They were built in the 14th century and back then they really didn’t want visitors. Now they get 3 euros from each one, so they are fine with it.
We walked a few kilometers along the road that now connects them, very peaceful with mostly just birds and bees and some goats.
While the walk was lovely, we happily accepted a ride between the last two monastaries and then back down to town with a lovely german couple.
We arrived in Delphi yesterday afternoon a bit too late to visit the archeological site. We have a lovely hotel room, with a balcony and views
Of course the sun would be wrong as I post this and snapped the view.
The site was very good…as you would expect.
There were poppies blooming so I tried to catch some in my shots.
It is a very photogenic site, situated on a hillside.
Well worth the journey.
I am getting better for walking as the trip wears on, but I am usually like a woman of old.. several paces behind the man. One could do a where’s Waldo type thing in my pictures of my brother’s retreating back. just below the acropolis yesterday (turns out it closes at 3, so we couldn’t go till today)
at the acropolis today…etc.
. We took the hop on/off bus today. We had done much of the same route on foot yesterday. We went slowly yesterday and had a drink on the way uo the hill at a nice rooftop restaurant in the Plaka area which is full of tiny old streets.
The port is several kilometers from the city, so we hadn’t been yesterday.
It wad nice to see the Mediterranean Sea for the first time on this trip.
After leaving Ohrid at 10.45 on a bus, we arrived back in Skopje at 3.05 Yes, we had to double back for political reasons. Macedonia and Greece both want the name, Greece has been vetoing Macedonia entering the EU because they think the name belongs to them. Due to this, bus/train service to Greece is very limited, so you have to go through Skopje. Apparently it is lucky we came south from Serbia to Cosovo. You can’t go the other way because Serbia doesn’t recognize Cosovo…it’s all fun and games…
Anyway we arrived in Skopje at 3.05 and took a bus to Thessaloniki in Greece, at 5 pm.
We got Thessaloniki at 9.30 pm and got on a train for Athens at 11 pmwe were spit out of the train at 5 am and have landed in a not very nice hostel.