As Kyrsty gave as some tips on sights on The way to Athens we made for Kalambaka next day in the morning. Around Kalambake are some weird Rock formations where crazy people built Monasteries on top. The pictures look very cool...so lets see that stuff in real life.
We went on the highway but left it soon because it was just too boring and we decided to go on local roads - you know, just like the locals do...
Very nice road and good weather and out of a sudden there was a white mountain at the horizon... "wait a second that must be, isnt it?- oh yeah! - its mount Olympus" Greeces highest mountain, where all the gods hang out and go on their daily god business like fighting with the downstairs neighbour and brother Hades or marry your own sister like Zeus did with Hera - Those old greek gods just know how to life.
So we drove by the mount Olympus and tried to recall all the greek gods in our helmets.
after that we had a late lunchbreak in a village. There was just a Baptism party going on and the Guests where dancing sirtaki like the wild dervishes in Turkey. We could get a huge meat plate and muched it while we where watching the show. Loveley and Lively people those greeks
Then we took a "shortcut" to Meteora over a very small road. The sun was going down and the way went along amazing scenery - with the right light and the right music in your ear it all merged together to a perfect moment - and then we arrived at meteora and where really speechless. What a sight. Hard to describe - so have a look yourself.
Amazing - isnt it?
We just came half an hour too late and missed the sundown, So we decided to check into a guesthouse and have another look next morning when the sun is up.
Next morning we did the loop around the Panarama route again. it took us an hour too finish the 20km around the mountains because we had to stop every 5 minutes to take some pictures. Its really an impressive sight and I have to say one of the highlights of the trip
and "Meteora" - what a cool name is that?
The next stop will be even cooler - at least in our fantasy.
I guess every sane man has seen the movie "300". The famous fight on the Thermopylles where Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought against a huge army of Persians.
They lost in the end but since then this fight is a symbol for braveness and just huge balls in general.
And of course every movienerd like ourselves is totally down to go a small detour to see the Leonidas monument.
After all it was not that impressive, just a statue - but with the whole background story and the fanatsy in your heads you can totally stand in front of the statue and shout:"For tonight we dine in hell..." and every other tourist would understand.
so we did....
After that it was a quite boring ride along the highway into Athens - the capital of Greece.