Monday, September 24, 2007
Together with Stathis' cousin and his wife (Agis and Christina) we went to visit the village of their grandfather, an almost deserted (except for a couple of families) village in the mountainous area of Achaia, near the town of Kalavryta. There is no asphalt road to the village so we had rented a 4WD vehicle.
It was the second visit (after more than a decade) for Stathis and the first for Maria.
The view of the church under a rock (resembling the famous rocks of Meteora) is indeed breathtaking.
Other photos in this post depict the old school and a view of the village in old times (probably the early 20th century).
You will also see Stathis and his cousin in front of a commemorative plaque, honouring the fighters of a battle between the local resistance during WWII. The fighters were led (as inscribed in the plaque) by the brother of our grandfather, a prominent figure of the resistance and air force officer.
The village is near another Meteora-like sight, the monastery of Makellaria (see it and read about it in English here and in Greek here).