Quick roller skating session in the parking lot of Igomenitsa, Greece before we head to our next stop.
Opted to take the local roads because the tolls here add up quickly, especially for a van of our size. Little did we know that the tolls in southern Greece were going to be worse than here in the north because we get lumped into the big rig category down south.
Our camp spot for the night in Ioánnina, Greece. Just a concrete slab at the edge of a lake. They allow a free nightly stop over if you ask. It’s a lot next to a campground (that is closed this time of year) that is used by the local rowing club.
This is totally safe. Ha.
After our cat Yoda passed away last year, we kept all her food that we shipped with our van across the Atlantic. Now we use it to hand out kibble to stray kitties around Europe.
Our second sunset in Greece did not disappoint. Loving those pink and blue hues.
And snowy peaks.
I never really thought of Greece as a mountainous country but it totally is. It’s 80% mountains!! Crazy.
The view out of our dash. This van has so much more visibility compared to to our truck camper.
Morning spent making teepee structure from the local reeds.
The kids have been asking for a chore list as a way to start earning some money for themselves. So in the morning, we sent them out to pick up as much trash as possible. As they were depositing their trash in the bin, a local beekeeper rewards them with a large jar of his local honey. And then a few minutes after that, the owner of the property we are parked on offers the kids a sincere thank you and hand shake. Thanks for the instant gratification, Greece.
A local launching his boat behind the van. Probably sign that we should get moving.
So many birds. Tried to take photo of them but I guess I got a little too close for their comfort.
Drinking our coffee outside whenever possible.
Our first sight-seeing destination in Greece is Meteora. Remember when I said it’s 80% mountainous here. Well, we found snow. A lot of it. So sledding on our coats was a good way to break up today’s drive.
And here we go. Wow. Hello, Meteora.
These rock formations are crazy!
Eastern Orthodox monks built monasteries on the top of these majestic rocks in the 14th century.
Tomorrow we will go check them out. Tonight, we are paying to stay at a campground for some warm showers.
We immediately made new friends today with the first RV we’ve seen all winter. They invited us over for bean stew and we had a great night together.
The campground was a bit overpriced at 25 euros a night. Especially since the power was shut off at the sites but the animals made us give in.
I guess pug and kitty hugs are well worth 25 euros.
Here’s a video of our first couple days in Greece. Enjoy!
Thanks for following our adventure around the world,