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Meteora to Mount Athos? - proposal for new walking route

Bradypus

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The regional governor for the relevant part of Greece has proposed the creation of a new walking route from the monastery complex at Meteora to Mount Athos. A distance of about 350km. He has apparently been very impressed by the tourism potential of the Caminos and is suggesting a similar style of route with new infrastructure to support walkers. The article does not mention the small potential fly in the ointment which is that Mount Athos would not be open to 50% of the potential walkers.... It is an interesting idea though.

 

O Peracha

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I feel much the same about Mecca - but for rather different reasons!

It's not the same thing. Religion is a choice. Gender is not.
 

trecile

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The regional governor for the relevant part of Greece has proposed the creation of a new walking route from the monastery complex at Meteora to Mount Athos. A distance of about 350km. He has apparently been very impressed by the tourism potential of the Caminos and is suggesting a similar style of route with new infrastructure to support walkers. The article does not mention the small potential fly in the ointment which is that Mount Athos would not be open to 50% of the potential walkers.... It is an interesting idea though.

The linked website was all Greek to me. 😂😂😂
 

Bradypus

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It's not the same thing. Religion is a choice. Gender is not.
I thought that "for rather different reasons" made it quite explicit that I did not think that "it" was "the same thing". Clearly I am less fluent in English than I supposed.
 

KinkyOne

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Wow, that's very interesting.
First I came to Meteora (the village is Kalambaka though) before I became a climber and then I returned to climb there. And a year later (middle 80's) I also climbed Mt.Athos. Well, it's not reall a climb, just a regular mountain ascent. But beautiful.

This route would be definitely on my list :)
 

O Peracha

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Le Puy to Santiago (2014)
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Paladina

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Ah, if only ... but it seems that I'll have to remain content with reading Patrick Leigh Fermor et al.
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
Ah, if only ... but it seems that I'll have to remain content with reading Patrick Leigh Fermor et al.
You could walk from Meteora to Ouranoupoli then look at Mount Athos through binoculars. But that might be a bit of an anticlimax :cool:
 

Kanga

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Don't worry @SYates - Heaven is higher and it is not gender specific.
 

Paladina

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You could walk from Meteora to Ouranoupoli then look at Mount Athos through binoculars. But that might be a bit of an anticlimax :cool:
Yes indeed, but travelling light means leaving my hefty binoculars at home, more’s the pity.
 
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