We got back to the mainland of
The top two photos are from Metsovo. We stretched our legs for a bit and explored the town’s church, and then had one of the best meals we’ve had in
After that, we continued the journey to our hotel in Kastraki, a small town at the base of the mountains of Meteora. We got in close to midnight, completely exhausted.
The next morning we woke up to a great view of the mountains (and the monasteries which seem to just grow out of the top of the mountains) from our bedroom balconies. (See the bottom two photos.) The natural little caves in these unique rock formations (see the bottom photo in particular) were the first cells of the area’s monastics. It was only later, due to the threat of invaders, that the ascetics came together to form the fortified monasteries, out of invaders’ reach.
For a brief overview of Meteora, click here.