Page14 Theme page for the year 2016/2017 My journey2006 to Greece and Mount Olymp. (Continued) and my journey back to the Netherlands via Dion and Saloniki.

a short rest under a tree.

a short rest under a tree.

a few days rest in Elassona.

a few days rest in Elassona.

Dion. Ancient Greek atheletic campground

Dion. Ancient Greek atheletic campground.

After reaching the top of mount Olymp its interesting to see the rough landscape around high above sea level. After visiting Elassona I went on my own to the next goal: the monasteries of Meteora,

Landscape direction Mount Olymp.

Landscape direction Mount Olymp.

where I should join the group with long distance walkers again. In the harsh landscape of the rocks of Meteora Greek Monks searched for a hide against the Turks…. with success. I visited the cloister of saint Nicholas there. But entering such a cloister one should one thing to keep bearing in mind: You ar entering awholy ground.

Keep one thing in mind : you are entering holy ground.

Keep one thing in mind :  entering a monastery you are entering  holy ground.

The last day before our trip ended and several longdistance walkers went back to Holland we had for the last time dinner in a typical Greek restaurant. Waiting for the train from Kslabaka to Larissa and futher to Dion.

the train to Larissa.

the train to Larissa.

Railroadstation of Kalabaka.

Railroadstation of Kalabaka.

plaquette on the train to Larissa

plaquette on the train to Larissa.

restaurant I Gardenia Meteora.

Taverna I Gardenia Meteora.

Via Kalabaka and Larissa I went back to Dion.

Map of the excavations in Dion.

Map of the excavations in Dion.

In Dion I have visited the excavations and the exhibition of the remnants of the Roman Bath

Dion. rest of a Roman mosaic in the Roman Bathhouse.

Dion. rest of a Roman mosaic in the Roman Bathhouse.

and the Greek athletic campgrounds (the Stadium).

Last main dinner in Meteora

Last main dinner in Meteora

The cloister of saint John Meteora

the entry to the Monastery of saint Nicholas Meteora.

 

 

Going to the busstop Grevena Meteora.

Going to the busstop Grevena Meteora.

The rough tops around Mount Olymp.

The rough tops around Mount Olymp.

Hut G from the top of Mount Olymp.

Hut G from the top of Mount Olymp.

the rough surroundings of Mount Olymp 2917 metres.

the rough surroundings of Mount Olymp 2917 metres

New clouds for the mightiest god of Ancient Greek culture Zeus.

New clouds for the mightiest god of Ancient Greek culture Zeus.

Julius sitting on "the Throne of "Zeus"

Julius sitting on “the Throne of “Zeus”

the clouds beneath the top of Mount Olymp

the clouds beneath the top of Mount Olymp