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Trikala: Trikala is at the same location as the Homeric Trikka before, surmounted by a Byzantine fortress, which was built on a wooded hill overlooking the remains of an ancient acropolis. Homer mentions the city Trikka as the origin of Asklepios cult. In the region are also well known monasteries of Meteora!

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Camping Vrachos in the magnificient area of Meteora

Meteora - Hikes between the towering rocks

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Meteora - Hikes between the towering rocks

Hiking is a wonderful activity in the nature, is relaxing and exciting at the same time, not only when the area is like Meteora and, in addition to medieval monasteries, also offering magnificent rock landscapes.

Meteora - climbing in unusual rock geology

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Meteora - climbing in unusual rock geology

We were again on the way to Meteora, because a national, Greek Climbing Festival will take place on the mountain pillars and at Camping Vrachos on the next weekend that had caught our attention.

Kastraki / Kalambaka - old city core at Meteora

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Kastraki / Kalambaka - old city core at Meteora

Our tours through the countryside at Meteora had led us into Kastraki / Kalambaka city center too and, as a small town with no fewer than 8,330 inhabitants, is now interesting to tourists due to a variety of restaurants, cafes, shopping abilities and strolling too.

The Theopetra Cave next to the Meteora Monasteries

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The Theopetra Cave next to the Meteora Monasteries

During our first passage through the formations of the Meteora rocks, we already noticed the numerous caves in the rocks, some of which were shared by the monks for a more independent living or due to confiscation.

Metéora - Monasteries in the spectacular side of Kalambaka

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Metéora - Monasteries in the spectacular side of Kalambaka

The first impressions of our visit to the Metéora Monasteries we had already put online in our blog, now more information about this unique landscape with its medieval monastic buildings will follow.

Along the Pindos Mountains to fascinating Meteora

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Along the Pindos Mountains to fascinating Meteora

In Greek mythology, in addition to Mount Olympus, the Pindos is known as the residence of the gods, here as one of the places where the Muses are said to have gathered around Apollo.

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