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Meteora: peculiar rock formations near Kalambaka

Mar 10

Meteora monastery

Meteora (Greek: Μετέωρα, which translates to “suspended in the air”) is an outstanding complex of giant rock formations near the town of Kalambaka, in the district of Thessaly. The rocks rise over 400 metres above Kalambaka and the valley of river Peneus.

It is still unclear how these rocks were formed, but it is estimated that this happened approximately 60 million years ago. The most prevalent theory about their formation is through a big river that brought geological material, such as rocks, stones and minerals, to the region. Continuous weathering by rain, wind, as well as  earthquakes, gave them their present shape. It still remains a mystery […]

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Diakopto-Kalavryta; A trip through the impressive Gorge of Vouraikos

Feb 12

The old steam locomotive number 8003 of the Diakopto-Kalavryta railwayIf you have read our previous travel article about the winter destination named Kalavryta you might already know that its most famous attraction is without hesitation the historic DiakoptoKalavryta Railway. The railway was originally built in the late 19th century to transport the mining goods away for further processing. During the course of its history it has been adapted to please the eyes of the tourist. Indeed, the 22-km long rack railway, drives along the fabulous Gorge of Vouraikos, where you will be able to glaze at impressive rock formations or waterfalls, go through tunnels carved through the rocky hills, as well as follow the river Vouraikos, which […]

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