On the way to Kalambaka Greece ~ Romancing Italy
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Apr 22, 2009

On the way to Kalambaka Greece

Road Trip to Kalambaka, Delfi, Athens
Day 2, Kalambaka (Part 1)
Time of Departure: 5:00am

Quote from Olympic Tour Guide book "Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate with an abundance of sun, moderate temperature and limited precipitation."

It was raining.

I know I said Kalambaka and the Monasteries was coming next, but it is midnight and I am yet to wade through the photos. Here instead is my initial impression along the wet road from Igoumenitsa to Kalambaka.

  • Greece is a galvanized roofed country...painted red. Now do not ask why this strikes me. Perhaps its because houses (towns) stick out along the mountainside with their heads such a vivid color.
  • There is so much rock I think someone can build a decent size home without having to buy too much material if they wanted a stone house.
  • There is a lot of open land, either mountainous or farm land with a spattering of towns that makes it seem barren, wild and untamed.
  • If Italy is infatuated with making tunnels, Greece enjoys creating roads. A road would be abandoned..not fixed ...completely ignored and another new road will take it's place. The old road just sits there. Or a new road will be constructed to take out a sharp curve. Perhaps the two should colaborate to get things done really well.
  • The rocks at Kalambaka are truly magnificent and worth a good sit with a coke (beer if you prefer) just to stare at them.


Okay I am fried and can barely stay awake. I am going to sleep even if I am dying to tell stories.
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6 comments:

  1. Quite spectacular. A drinking cold beer staring at this sight is certainly a good combination. (Although I'm half Greek, I never actually been there!)

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  2. Oh you lucky girl! Look at those gorgeous mountains. Enjoy!

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  3. Wow... been in Greece many years ago but I never know of that place. Magnificent! just bloghopping.. care for x-link? http://glimpse-neaquino.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Martin, You're half Greek? Well, whadya know. That mist certainly gave it a mysterious and majestic feel, more so than when it was clear. I loved it. The town I was in wasn't so spectacular, somewhat dead perhaps because the season hasn't really begun. I love mountains though so I was happy.

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  5. Thanks Louise, I would have liked to stay longer to take the walk from town to the monasteries at the top. Unfortunately, with a tour, school or otherwise, my time is not my own. I am grateful for being there though. You know, I am living in an area full of trekking trails and I have not yet been on ONE!!!! Shame on me, I need to get out there.

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  6. Hi Nuts, perhaps one day you will have your wish to travel and go with your daughter to Greece...or to Brazil for chocolate. Seems like a perfectly good reason to me to go :-).

    Thanks for visiting!

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