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Greece Part III: Meteora

Day number two of our bus tour was one of my favourites in Greece. Our second tour was to to the magnificent Meteora. As we approached the town beneath Meteora, after what felt like a lifetime that our tour guide had been telling us we would be arriving soon. After the third time I stopped believing that there was actually a hotel at all.. Anyways, the sandstone pillars in sight were very welcoming. Meaning of Meteora Meteora in Greek means, “suspended in air”, or “in the heavens above”, and wow does their name ever fit them. All of a sudden they seem to pop into the picture, they are unlike any other landscapes in Greece, or that I’ve seen anywhere. These pillars are believed to have formed 60 million years ago. On top of (literally) their magnificence, height, and beauty, there are six monasteries. Though we only visited three, it was enough. To me the best part was just witnessing the massive sandstone pillars that were formed so long ago, covered in green. So much …

Greece Part I: Athens

What a crazy week full of adventure this has been. It has only been a week and we’ve done so much! We left Tel Aviv last Sunday for our two hour flight to Athens. How fun it is to live so close to Europe! It makes it so easy and affordable to travel. So we were dropped of at our hotel, dragging our 500 lb suitcases up the stairs to the entrance. And after that we didn’t waste a second. We immediately purchase tickets for the bus tour at the reception. The idea of the bus tour is that for two days you can get on and off the bus as much as you want, it stops at the important and tourist places. The best part it was only 18€ per person. The tour bus saved us the hassle of taking taxis or the metro. *Be careful of the taxis! They will try and charge you a fixed price of 15 or even 20 using the excuse that it’s night time or theres something going …