Travel: Delphi, Thermopylae and Meteora, Greece

Sorry for the delay, but here are more images from my Greek adventure!!!  While in Athens, we signed up for an overnight tour and day tour.  Our overnight tour took us to Delphi, Thermopylae and Meteora.  I will save our day tour for another post.

In Delphi we visited the Temple of Apollo.

I also got to see the navel of the Earth.

After Delphi, we paid homage to Leonidas and his 300 Spartan in Thermoplyae.

The following day, we visited Meteora.  Meteora is know for it’s Eastern Orthodox monasteries built atop sandstone pillars.  It is also one of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites.  I was fortunate enough to visit 5 World Heritage Sites during my time in Greece.  One day, I will need to compile a list of places I’ve been too that are World Heritage Sites.  The first monastery that we visited housed nuns.  The second monastery that we visited housed monks.  It was an absolutely gorgeous experience to be in Meteora.  I’ve been longing to go there ever since I first heard about Meteora from Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel.  It is beautiful and peaceful.  I am truly happy and blessed that I finally got to visit Meteora.  It is a wonderful feeling to long to go somewhere and then actually go there!!!  I can now cross it off my bucket list!!!  Haha!!!

Holy Monastery of Saint Stephen

You had to wear clothing that covered your shoulders and if you’re a woman, then you had to wear a skirt or dress that went below the knee in the monasteries.  If you didn’t have on a skirt or dress that went below the knee then you could borrow one of their skirts, which were basically like a sarong wrap skirt.   I, of course, had to borrow a skirt because those who know me well know that I don’t own a skirt and only wear dresses for special/formal occassions!!!  Haha!!!  I definitely did not pack one with me to go to Greece!!!

Holy Monastery of Grand Meteoron

Do you see the basket at the top of the monastery (it’s right below the cross).  They use that basket to haul up supplies from down below…:)

Beautiful Greek insects…I love their iridescent color and shine!!!  Aren’t they the prettiest bugs you’ve ever seen?!?!  Although, I still wouldn’t want one climbing on me!!!!  Haha!!!

Look at the birdie!!!  I didn’t even notice him in my image until I started editing my images…or maybe I saw him when I was photographing the flag, but forgot about him?!?!  I blame my age!!!  Haha!!!

Check back soon for another blog post about my Greek adventures.  Next stop Mycenae and Epidaurus!!!

Stacey - July 14, 2011 - 4:03 am

absolutely breathtaking! thank you for sharing!!

twiggee78 - July 11, 2011 - 10:50 pm

i LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your shots of the flowers!!! GORGE. 🙂

Pinky - July 11, 2011 - 6:09 pm

oh my gosh! so beautiful!!!!

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