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Europe » Greece » Central Macedonia » Litochoro September 18th 2013

Meteora to Mount Olympus - Day 10 Tuesday 17th September It was a bit damp when we woke up in Hotel Sydney, Kastraki but it soon brightened up. By the time we got to our first Monastery of the day, it was very sunny, though not as hot as the Peloponnese. We started at Varlaam which was a big one and full of tourists. There were quite a few steps to get to it, although it's a lot easier now they have a bridge rather than winching you up the rock in a rope basket. They had a very colourful church of which, all of the inside walls were totally covered in paintings. We were stuck in there for ages as independent tour guides didn't care about blocking the routes and we were stuck listening to ... read more
View of Kalampaka from AgiaTriada

Europe » Greece » Central Macedonia » Litochoro April 25th 2011

Thursday 21st April 2011 On the road down the plain of Thessaly to Larisa, then north towards Thessaloniki to a campsite in the shadow of Mt Olympus - the home of the gods according to greek mythology. The campsite is the nearest one open to Thessaloniki where we have arranged to meet an old Greek friend of mine from my university days - George. A few texts and phone calls later arrangements have been made and George has very generously invited us to a traditional Greek Easter celebration with him, his family and friends on Easter Sunday. I look forward eagerly to our meeting remembering happy days shared in Salford in the late 70's. Our pitch is 50m from the sea and we are surprised to find we are the only residents on site. In contrast ... read more
Beach at Litochorou
Good Friday - Litochorou
Procession of the Bier

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