The forest tracks around the village
led us past wildflowers, brooks and a tortoise
to monasteries and ancient cave hermitages set high in the cliff faces, accessible only by ladders lashed together.
We walked between several inhabited monasteries perched on peaks,
filled with treasures.
This small village sits at the base of Meteora,
and has forests, mountain views and tavernas to enjoy.
The view at the start of the post is from our balcony above a taverna.
We heard a rousing rendition of Internationale at the march.
The police did not show interest in this traffic violation.
The guards changed unperturbed by the commotion.
Athenians pick flowers on the first of May and braid them into wreaths.
Walking down from the Parthenon, past ruins, poppies and wild tortoises,
we came to the Anafiotika area.
Below, ruined ancient pillars and mosaics are found amongst the shops.
We rode the tram
through the alleys of Alfama
then listened to fado singing in this bar.